Very Rare and Fine Kiem Vietnamese Straight Sword - 14006

This straight, double edge sword is Vietnamese, late 19 - early 20 C. , also known as Kiem. Its narrow long well forged fullered blade is 25 inches long. The handle is composed of a grip made from the fossil molar teeth of a Mastodon (?) with very finely chased silver pommel and cross guard. Lacquered wood scabbard set with decoration of mother of pearl mosaic and beautifully chased silver mounts. Total length 37 inches. Very good condition. Old age crack on the grip but it holds very solid. A very impressive sword.