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A Nepalese khukurī glossary

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The Chinese saber guard is called dāo hūshǒu (刀護手), or hùshǒu pán (護手盤) in Chinese. This literally translates to "saber handguard" or "disc handguard". At some point, the…

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Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Reserved
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
€300,-
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
€275,-
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
€2500,-
Description

A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai d

€750,-
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
€1500,-
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
€1300,-
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
€800,-
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
€200,-
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
€3500,-
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
Price on request
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "…
€2000,-
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
€1500,-
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa…
€800,-
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic…
€5200,-
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a…
€600,-