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Double kiem logo

Matched Vietnamese kiếm pair

With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
Kasthane logo

Sinhalese kasthāné dated 1776

A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
Sikin Panjang with golden crowns

Triple golden crown sikin

sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.

Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with double crown

A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
An Afghan pulouar logo

A very good Afghan pulouar

With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
Fangshi revival saber logo

Fangshi officer's saber

With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
Early Chinese saber with raised backedge logo

Early yútóudāo

With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Yunnan Dai presentation dha logo

Chinese Shan presentation dha

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Ming militia jian logo

Early militia jian

An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
Kachin dha logo

A Kachin dha

A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Large southern Chinese saber

Large Southern Chinese saber

Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Antique Chinese changdao logo

An antique chángdāo

Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
Vietnamese double swords logo

Vietnamese double swords

A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Chinese saber with curved hilt

Early Chinese duǎndāo

With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Republican period jian logo

Republican period fighting jian

A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
A rare Jinchuan sword logo

A rare Jinchuan sword

A royal sword from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
A Manchu saber logo

A 17th century Manchu saber

A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
Bhutanese shortsword logo

A "churi chenm" sword

A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
A niuweidao hilt logo

Niuweidao with Guangxu mark

Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
A heavy Burmese fighting dha

A heavy Burmese dha

With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Large dadao logo

An exceptionally large dadao

With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
Vietnamese falchion

Large Vietnamese trường đao

Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
Antique Vietnamese kiem

Vietnamese straightsword

It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Sosun patah with golden damascened hilt logo

North Indian sosun patah

A very good example of a sosun patah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with golden crown

With double tiered golden crown.
Wide bladed hudiedao

Antique wide bladed hudiedao

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port cities of so

Village militia dadao

Village militia dadao

Description

A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to the niuweidao

Chinese hook logo

A Chinese hook sword

A rather well-made example of its type.
Vietnamese falchion

A large Vietnamese falchion

Description

A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better name for the type.

Yi or lolo sword

A Yi / Lolo sword

Introduction

The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic writings.

Chinese double jian set

Chinese double shortswords

A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy, forge folded blades.
Chiseled khanda hilt

Chiseled iron khanda hilt

With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
Hudiedao

Hudiedao set

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port

A kutch style pata logo

Indian Pata with Kutch style decor

A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Antique Chinese jian logo

Antique Chinese jian

A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Nepalese khora logo

A fine pattern welded kora

Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
Republican period jian logo

Republican jian with etched blade

Description

A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chinese Republican period.

Southern saber logo

Late Qing southern saber

With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
Late qing duanjian

Republican duanjian with good blade

Description

An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, often with a soft ste

Antique Korean ceremonial saber logo

Korean ceremonial saber

Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
Tibetan sword logo

An outstanding Tibetan sword

A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
A fine silver hilted kasthané logo

A fine silver hilted kasthāné

Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Pedang

A very good pedang bengkok

Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Indonesian parang

An Indonesian parang nabur

A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Ming - Qing transition period saber

Early Qing saber

A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
Vietnamese guom logo

Vietnamese ceremonial saber

A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.

Liuyedao logo

Excellent Qing officer saber

Introduction

The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi

Tibetan sword

A good Tibetan sword, dpa'dam

Introduction

The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged sword usually with obliq

Talwar with southern style hilt logo

Talwar with southern style hilt

With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.