S.E.Asia & China
Ceremonial Vietnamese Saber Guom
Date: Early 20C.
The Vietnamese Guom saber is basically ceremonial a sword carried by officers of the Nguyen dynasty ruling in Vietnam 1802 – 1945. As such they are lavishly decorated and most workmanship invested in the artistic aspects of the sword. Many decorative arts techniques are hence used to decorate these swords. The blades being of less importance and in some cases meant just to hold the sword inside the scabbard
The blade of the Guom offered here is made of brass, single edged slightly curved. The hilt is composed of elephant molar tooth grip a silver animal head pommel and silver cross guard and D guard. The scabbard is dark colored wood with chased silver fittings, beautifully inlaid in an intricate pattern of Mother of Pearl.
Blade 22 inches long Total length 38 inches. Authentic sword, early 20th C.
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