Knobkierrie Club
Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
19th century
Inventory no.: 1019
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Brass Cannon (Lantaka)
Sarawak (Malaysia) or Brunei
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 1159
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Silver Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade
Ottoman Turkey
18th century
Inventory no.: 918
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Silver-gilt Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade
Ottoman Turkey
circa 1800
Inventory no.: 917
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Michael Backman Ltd
Asian & Islamic Weapons
Dagger with Silver Mounts & Ivory Hilt
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 1495
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Rare Matchlock Gun with Gold & Silver Mounts
Coorg, South India
18th century
Inventory no.: 1335
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Dagger (Tumbok Lada) with Parrot-shaped Horn Hilt
Malay, Malaysia
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 1538
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From where do we source our items? We do not go on buying trips to Asia. Nor do we actively buy from dealers or suppliers based in Asia. We do not source items
from India itself for example. Almost all the items stocked by Michael Backman Ltd have been sourced from the UK - from old collections. Countless items were brought to
the UK during the colonial era by colonial administrators and the like. Other items were made in Asia for export to the UK – the UK was wealthy early: it has been a major
destination for the world’s exports for hundreds of years.  This means that most of our items have been in the UK for at least sixty to two hundred years.

The conditions in which they have been kept often has been very good – the climate is kind, and there are relatively few pests. Many items were acquired as keepsakes
and curios, meaning that they stopped being used once they came to the UK. This too has helped to preserve them and their conditions often are far better than had they
remained in their home countries. Buying from old UK sources means that the items have good provenance; it helps to avoid fakes, and items that have been amended or
embellished. It also means that our items are obtained legally – today, most countries in Asia prohibit the export of their antiques. So, because of its colonial past, the UK is
perhaps the world’s biggest source of genuine antiques from Asia, perhaps more so than Asia itself, and that is the source into which we tap.

All the items on this page are available for sale. We are based in central London, but sell to clients around the world.  
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Kris Tajong with Zoomorphic Carved Wooden Hilt
Kelantan, Malaysia, or Southern Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 1840
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Soldier's Kris
Bali, Indonesia
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 1891
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Wooden Knobkerrie Club Carved with Honeycomb Head
Zulu, South Africa
19th century
Inventory no.: 1934
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Highly Unusual Kris with Ebony Scabbard and Hilt Carved as a Dutch Resident, and with a Jawi Inscription
Madura, Indonesia
circa 1820
Inventory no.: 2010
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Fine Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 2085
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Kominimung Shield
Pora Pora or Bien River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century
Provenance: collected in the early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2184
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Exceptional Carved Ivory Kris Handle
Madura, Indonesia
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 2225
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Silver & Ivory Mounted Piha-Kaetta Dagger & Scabbard
Sri Lanka
18th century
Inventory no.: 2375
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Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts
Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century
Inventory no.: 2509
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Sewar Dagger with Ivory & Silver Mounts
Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century
Inventory no.: 2403
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Brass Shield (Buckler)
Minangkabau People for the Aceh Market, Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 2598
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Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts
Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century
Inventory no.: 2404
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Unusual Sewar Dagger with Wood & Silver Mounts
North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 2510
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Kris with Fine Blade & Silver Mounts
Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century and earlier
Inventory no.: 2745
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Rare Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Mounts Including a Clenched Fist Hilt
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Invenory no.: 2862
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Carved Royal Ivory, Gold & Suasa Siwaih
Aceh, Indonesia
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 2861
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Kris with Fine ‘Rose’ Blade & Silver Mounts
Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2856
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Chief’s Axe-Knife
Nsapo & Wongo Peoples, Congo
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3000
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Silver Gunpowder Flask (Talahiq)
Oman
19th century
Inventory no.: 2942
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Piha-Kaetta Dagger with Brass & Silver Mounts
Sri Lanka
18th century
Inventory no.: 3133
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Mughal Steel Dagger (Chilanum or Khanjarli)
North India
17th century
Inventory no.: 3203
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Silver, Gilt, Copper, Shagreen & Turquoise Dagger with Steel Blade (Kongdi Maja)
Bhutan
18th century
Inventory no.: 3210
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Fine Silver & Gilt Dagger (Kongdi Maja)
Bhutan
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3144
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Dagger with Stiletto Blade with Parcel Gilt Silver & Copper Mounts inset with Turquoise (Kongdi Maja)
Bhutan
18th century
Inventory no.: 3199
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Silver-Mounted Klewang
South Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3243
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Superb & Rare Ceremonial Silver-Inlaid Klewang or Parang Betino with Horn Handle, Gold Mounts & Lacquered Scabbard
Sumatra, Indonesia, most probably Palembang
mid-19th century
Inventory no.: 3209
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Katar with Grip Overlaid in Thick Gold
India, probably Udaipur
18th century
Inventory no.: 3149
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Iron Trisula
Java, Indonesia
circa 18th century
Inventory no.: 3298
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Ram Dao Sacrifice Knife
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
19th century
Inventory no.: 3142
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Kris with Jawa Demam Hippopotamus Ivory Hilt & Gilded Silver Scabbard
Malay Peninsula
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3218
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‘Executioner’s’ Kris (Kris Panjang)
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3217
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Dagger Handle & Case Associated with Colonel Fred Burnaby
North Africa/England
19th century
Inventory no.: 3303
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Mughal Chased, Silver Mounted Dagger
Northern India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3317
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Very Fine Piha-Kaetta with Silver Mounts & Horn Hilt
Sri Lanka
18th century
Inventory no.: 3204
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Ottoman Kard with Green Nephrite Hilt & Chased Silver Scabbard
Ottoman Turkey
19th century
Inventory no.: 3198
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Silver-Mounted Ritual Knife (Suddha-Mala)
Bali, Indonesia
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3375
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Kampilan Machete
Maguindanao People, Mindanao, Philippines
19th century
Inventory no.: 3454
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Carved & Inlaid Ivory Dha Handle
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 3441
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Barong Sword & Sheaf with Silver Mounts
Tausug People, Jolo Island, Sulu Region, Philippines
19th century
Inventory no.: 3436
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Malay Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts
Malay Peninsula or Sumatra
19th century
Inventory no.: 3554
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Fine Sewar Dagger with Ivory & Engraved Silver Mounts
Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century
Inventory no.: 3587
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Rare Tridacna Clam Shell Kris Hilt
Malay People, Terengganu, Malaysia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3595
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Rare, Unusually Large Tridacna Clam Shell Kris Hilt
Malay People, Terengganu, Malaysia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3594
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Rare Mandau or Parang Ilang Sword
Iban Dayak People, Saribas Region, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3725
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Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt
Shan people, Burma
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4146
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Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt
Shan people, Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 4157
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Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)
Ethiopia
19th century
Inventory no.: 4077
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Mughal Ivory Priming Flask (Barooddan)
Northern India
17th century
Inventory no.: 4385
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Group of Five Chain Mail Fasteners
India, probably Rajasthan
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 4207
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Carved Wooden Kris Hilt
Cirebon, North Coast of Java, Indonesia
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4158
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Carved Horn Kris Hilt
Java, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 4159
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Mughal Dagger (Khanjar) with Jade Hilt inlaid with Rubies & Gold
Northern India
circa 1800
Inventory no.: 4386
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Kard Dagger with Gold-Overlaid Watered Steel Blade & Walrus Ivory Hilt
Persia/Iran
circa 1800
Inventory no.: 4396
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Rare Mughal Floral-Form Ivory Hilt with Polychrome
Northern India
17th century
Inventory no.: 4387
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Silver Overlaid Kindjal
Dagestan
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 4388
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Qajar Jambiya with Carved Walrus Ivory Hilt & Original Leather Sheaf
Persia/Iran
early 19th century
Inventory no.: 4394
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Rare Mughal Dagger with Parrot-Form Ivory Hilt
Northern India
18th century
Inventory no.: 4395
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Finely Carved Wooden Kris Hilt
Patani, Southern Thailand/Northern Malaysia
19th century
Inventory no.: 4556
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Carved Striped Wooden Kris Hilt
Madura, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 4553
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Finely Carved Whale Tooth Kris Hilt
Madura, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no. 4551
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Carved Whale Tooth Kris Hilt
Madura, Indonesia
early 19th century
Inventory no.: 4552
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Rare Stylised Ganesh Brass Kris Hilt
South Sumatra, Indonesia
17th century or earlier
Inventory no.: 4555
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Rare Kris Hilt of a Lion-Maned Figure
East Java, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 4554
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