This is my personal website to share thoughts on my main passion - arms & armour collecting and research. My current area of focus is South East Asia and the myriad of swords that are often labeled as "dha" or "daab" by western collectors. In the past I have had a focus on the African sword known as the takouba and I maintain the website http://takouba.org which is a detailed catalogue of not only my own collection but other collectors' pieces as well.

With my personal site, I prefer a more relaxed approach with the occasional gallery of a particularly interesting sword as well as thoughts on a variety of related topics, as I view these pieces as a window into their culture of origin.