In aged condition, a rare 19th Century Silver Hilted Vietnamese Guom Sword.
See acid silver test below; the pommel has clearly a high silver content. The knucklebow part of the guard; we can not determine if there is a section missing or if it was originally made this way (part open).
The 23 1/4 inch blade is aged, has some inert rust bubbles, and the tip area has a fair amount of corrosion, but is still generally sound and firm in the hilt. The hilt is very well decorated, the horn grip with obvious repairs. The scabbard has lost its once fine covering to expose the wood below. The mounts look also to be high silver content. The original sword knot is very aged but sound and a huge bonus. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Look, this is not the best example but good, and Guom sell for many thousands. So our price of (was) £850, now £595 is very good indeed. Please quote item reference R92. Further / full sized images upon request. Box 0578-1m (1.733).