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Tonkin arms group

Group of arms from Tonkin

Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Khmer dagger

Khmer dagger

A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Fine Burmese silver repousse sword scabbard

Fine Burmese silver sword scabbard

It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Chinese demon head saber

Chinese demon head saber

Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Khasi dao

A Khasi dao

These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Tonkinese saber collected 1885-1887 logo

Tonkinese saber

Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Antique Vietnamese saber logo

Nimble Vietnamese saber

With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Montagnard saber logo

Montagnard short saber

Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Sino-Vietnamese dagger

Polished Sino-Vietnamese dagger

A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad Vietnamese fighting knife

Broad Vietnamese knife

Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Laos double swords logo

Flame backed double swords

With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Vietnamese kiem in Chinese style

Vietnamese kiếm in Chinese stye

Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Thai royal pole arms logo

Pair of Siamese royal pole arms

With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
The dha of O.T. Burne

The O.T. Burne dha

With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Antique Vietnamese spearhead logo

Vietnamese single edged spearhead

Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Chin nicotine flask logo

Chin nicotine flask

A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Lin gin dha logo

A streaked lin gin

These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Khmer style dha

SE Asian dha (carbon 14 dated)

In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Old excavated dha logo

An old dha (carbon 14 dated)

Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Prince Constantin Wiasemsky dha

The Wiasemsky Montagnard dha

Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Old excavated dha logo

An excavated dha sword

With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Wood hilted dahmjaun

Wood hilted dahmjaun

With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Good antique Vietnamese fighting knife

Good Vietnamese dagger

An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
Vietnamese dagger logo

Vietnamese knife

A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Burmese hilted wakizashi in Indian scabbard logo

Wakizashi in Burmese hilt

An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Siamese Mamluk saber logo

French sword for the King of Siam

With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Burmese spear logo

A rare Burmese spear

A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Brass mounted Thai daap

Brass mounted Thai dáap

A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
Humble dha with Mindan blade logo

Plain mounted Mindan dha

Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
Early Mindan style dha logo

Early silver Burmese dha

With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Burmese silver overlaid dha

Burmese silver overlaid dha

On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
Kachin dha logo

Tribal Kachin dha

A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
Vietnamese crook handle cane with silver handle logo

Vietnamese crook handled cane

With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Christian wooden mother-of-pearl inlaid cross Nguyen dynasty Vietnam

A Vietnamese Christian cross

Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Chinese - Vietnamese fighting knife

Heavy Sino-Vietnamese dagger

With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
yem nguyet dao logo

Ceremonial yem nguyệt đao

Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
Dai dha overall

Fine Chinese Shan dha

Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Mindan dha

A Mindan / Yamethin dha

With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Large Shan dha

Large Shan dha

With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Stone pommel dha

Mindan dha with agate pommel

Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Dated 1928 dha

Burmese dha dated 1928

A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Indo-Chinese fighting dagger

Sino-Vietnamese fighting knife

A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Antique Vietnamese saber

Vietnamese officer gươm

With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
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.
Ceremonial guom truong

Ceremonial gươm truòng

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