S.E.Asia & China

Ceremonial Vietnamese Saber Guom

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Origin: Vietnam

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.



About item 15161

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