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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.
Algerian yatagan

Fine Algerian yataghan

An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
Qijiadao logo

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.
Sumbawa sword

A Sumbawa Kabeala

With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Finely forged kora

A finely forged kora

With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Republican dadao

1930's Republican dàdāo

Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
Antique Vietnamese saber

Vietnamese officer gươm

With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Vietnamese ceremonial guom logo

Very fine ceremonial gươm

An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Large Burmese dagger

Fine Burmese dha hmyaung

With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Vietnamese guom

Vietnamese officer's gươm

Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Boy's brass hilted pata

Boy's brass hilted patá

With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Fine Indian tegha logo

Indian teghá with fine hilt

With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Ceremonial guom truong

Ceremonial gươm truòng

Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Ming jian logo

Ming jian with chiseled mounts

A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
Burmese double knives

Burmese double knives

A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
Signed and dated Burmese dha

The Rundle dha of 1898

A signed and dated Burmese dha.
Ivory hilted dha logo

Ivory hilted dha

An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Burmese sword carbine

Burmese sword carbine

A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
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, probably 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.
Sosun pattah with golden damascened hilt logo

North Indian sosun pattah

A very good example of a sosun pattah, 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.