Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
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.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
In quasi European style with a stirrup hilt and Dutch-style leather scabbard.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
Made using Persian wootz. Pronounced features, chiseled socket.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.