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A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Katana in horse theme koshirae
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Han Plain Red Banner saber
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
Very fine Mindan dha
Fine silver overlaid
made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in th
Tongzhou incident 29th army dàdāo
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Qing peidao with gold grooves
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Dha with story of Maung Tin
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Sosun pattah with twistcore blade
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
Important Ko-Hōki Sadatsuna katana
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
Talwar with 1693 dated blade
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
Tibetan cavalry dpa'dam
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Unusual South Nias sword
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
Finely carved mandau
A fine Dayak headhunter sword with an exceptionally carved hilt.
Deccan firanghi with silver overlay
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Interesting kirach with dated hilt
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
Fine 17th century pattissa
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Jumyo katana with fine koshirae
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Katana by Musashi Taro Yasukuni
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Fine early Ottoman karabela
A fine, early example dating from around 1700 with silver gilt niello mounts.
Longquan jiàn by Qian Zi Hao
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Cambodian long saber
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Chinese demon head saber
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Sōshū sword with tachi koshirae
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Batad Ifugao hinālung
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
South Nias gari matuwà
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Later South Nias belatu
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Ainu sword with sash
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
Slender hudiedao pair
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Hudiedao set with scabbard
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
Qing twistcore peidao
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Group of arms from Tonkin
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Gilt duanjian with foreign blade
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Malabar coast Moplah sword
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Kunikiyo wakizashi, Yamano test cut
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Sukesada uchigatana made August 1523
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
Handachi mounted wakizashi
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A South Nias belatu salà
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
A milam of the Garo
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
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.
Rare Modang Mandau
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
Montagnard short saber
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Fine inlaid sikin panjang
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
Sulawesi sword with VOC blade
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Tiger hilt sword with VOC blade
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Preanger sword with VOC blade
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Sumatran hilted Dutch saber
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.