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Mainland Southeast Asia
Group of arms from Tonkin
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Fine Burmese silver sword scabbard
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Chinese demon head saber
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
A Khasi dao
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Nimble Vietnamese saber
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Montagnard short saber
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Polished Sino-Vietnamese dagger
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad Vietnamese knife
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Flame backed double swords
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Vietnamese kiếm in Chinese stye
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Pair of Siamese royal pole arms
With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
The O.T. Burne dha
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Vietnamese single edged spearhead
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Chin nicotine flask
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
A streaked lin gin
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
SE Asian dha (carbon 14 dated)
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
An old dha (carbon 14 dated)
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
The Wiasemsky Montagnard dha
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
An excavated dha sword
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Wood hilted dahmjaun
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Good Vietnamese dagger
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Wakizashi in Burmese hilt
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
French sword for the King of Siam
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
A rare Burmese spear
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Brass mounted Thai dáap
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
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.
Vietnamese crook handled cane
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
A Vietnamese Christian cross
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Heavy Sino-Vietnamese dagger
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Ceremonial yem nguyệt đao
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
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.
Burmese dha dated 1928
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Sino-Vietnamese fighting knife
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Vietnamese officer gươm
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
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.
Ceremonial gươm truòng
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Burmese double knives
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
The Rundle dha of 1898
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
Ivory hilted dha
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Burmese sword carbine
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.