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May 8th, 2021 - A Prominent, Fresh to Market Collection of Antique Asian Arms. This Auction will include the entire David Schmiedt Collection. We are very humbled and excited to facilitate the sale of such an impressive estate. Mr. Schmiedt, internationally known, prominent collector, out of California have been actively and passionately gathering priceless artifacts from All Over the World for period over 30+ years . The collection includes some exceptionally rare and fine quality examples of Indonesian and Philippine Weaponry Art with mega-rare Damascus steel patterned blades and exquisite mounts, almost never encountered on the market. Some Fantastic Kris, Keris, Barong, Kampilan, Mandau, Balato & Parang Jimpul examples that will Blow any Collector's Mind ! Also a number of High Quality Ottoman and Indo-Persian sabers with fine Wootz blades, as well as some rare examples of Large Tribal Shields and Armor, Spears, Clubs, Dayak Headhunter's Skull displays & Fantastic carved wood Keris-holder statues. This phenomenal sale is a Once in a Lifetime opportunity to put together a Superb collection for yourself or advance your existing collection of Tribal and Islamic Art and Weapons.



Auction Will take place on last Saturday of May 8th, 2021, Live bidding available on our website's platform at Sofedesignauctions.com as well as on Invaluable.com and Liveauctioneers.com. You can also leave your Absentee bids with us or register for Phone bidding. All Serious Collectors out there, A-must to participate in this Spectacular sale, so DO NOT MISS IT !!!

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Preview Due to restrictions preview will be available by appointments only.
Preview Dates:
May 5th through May 7th from 11:00 AM CT to 17:00 PM CT at
401 S. Sherman Street, #221, Richardson, TX 75081


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Hundreds of rare Kerises to choose from...

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Kerises, are some of the most highly variegated objects in the world of arms and armor. Despite maintaining a distinct overall form and shape, the variation, in particular of the style of blades is greater than any other arms and armor culture. Many Javanese, Sumatra, Madura, Pattani, Balinese, Cirebon Kerises offered in this fine collections are of the highest quality - silver mounted, highly decorated scabbards and handles, beautifully crafted blades.




Some of the most unusual shapes and designed blades to choose from

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Large selection of rare sized Nias Balato and Kampilan Swords.

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Rare Selection of Middle Eastern Indo Persian Shamshirs, Tulwars, Kiliches Swords, Daggers with Highest qualities of Wootz type of Blade.





Fine examples of Barongs, Jimpuls, Niabors, Pandats, Mandaus and others with fine qualities of blades.

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...and many other interesting and rare tribal artifacts

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