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An unusual minority dao
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
Brass mounted Thai dáap
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai
Plain mounted Mindan dha
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
Early silver Burmese dha
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Burmese silver overlaid dha
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
Tribal Kachin dha
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
An Ottoman coral studded pala
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
Parang nabur with báitóng hilt
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
A fine late Qing jian
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
Southern Chinese saber
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
An early form niúwěidāo
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Fine dated talwar from Ratlam
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Bhutanese sword in tribal scabbard
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Unusual sword from Amdo
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Silver hilted Tibetan shortsword
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Early Indian khanda
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
Early Indian fighting sword
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Dutch chiseled iron smallsword
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
Saber of Bhima Nayak
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Large Mughal saber
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Large wootz talwar
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
A Mindan / Yamethin dha
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Large Shan dha
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Mindan dha with agate pommel
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Late Qing jian
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
Late iron mounted jian
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
Ming militia dao
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Seven stars militia jian
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Chinese Hui sword
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
Burmese dha dated 1928
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Tibetan shortsword from Ladakh
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Sikkim "ban" sword
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Fine Algerian yataghan
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
Qijiadao in Vince Evans mounts
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
A Sumbawa Kabeala
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A finely forged kora
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
1930's Republican dàdāo
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
Vietnamese officer gươm
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Very fine ceremonial gươm
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Fine Burmese dha hmyaung
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Vietnamese officer's gươm
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Boy's brass hilted patá
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Indian teghá with fine hilt
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Ceremonial gươm truòng
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Ming jian with chiseled mounts
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
Burmese double knives
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.