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Tibetan copper and silver horn

Large Tibetan copper and silver horn

Such work was made in the Royal workshops of Lhasa.
Tibetan helmet with silver visor

Tibetan helmet with gilt finial and visor

The 8-plate dome was embellished with a copper silver visor and gilt finial.
Derge

Derge (སྡེ་དགེ)

A famous Tibetan metalworking center in present-day Sichuan.
Tibetan quiver logo

Broken Tibetan quiver

A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Tibetan hairpin laminations logo

Hairpin forging

Collector's term for a type of blade forging mostly seen in the Himalayas.
Tibetan hairpin forging logo

Thur

Tibetan term for their "hairpin forging" of blades.
Tibetan silver overlaid shortsword logo

Silver overlaid Tibetan shortsword

With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
Tibetan pierced iron saddle bows

Pierced iron saddle bows

This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
Tibetan nomad whip end logo

Tibetan nomad's whip end

An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
Silver overlaid ceremonial arrowhead

Ceremonial arrowhead

Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Tibetan nomad's whip logo

Tibetan nomad's whip

Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
Dpa'dam logo

Tibetan dpa'dam with belt hook

A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
Gankyil logo

Gankyil

Tibetan name for a Buddhist symbol consisting of three or four elements in a circle.
Kora hilted khukuri logo

Sword hilted khukurī

A rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
Very fine Tibetan dpa'dam logo

Tibetan cavalry dpa'dam

With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Early Tibetan or Mongol quiver

Mongol conquest period quiver

Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
Tibetan bowcase & quiver

Tibetan bowcase and quiver

Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Tibetan oracle hat ornament

Tibetan oracle crown skull

A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Eastern Tibetan or Jinchuan dagger logo

Studded Eastern Tibetan dagger

Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Bhutanese shortsword logo

Bhutanese shortsword

From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Bowcase and quiver logo

Tibetan bowcase & quiver

A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
An Eastern Tibetan dpa'dam logo

Eastern Tibetan or Yunnan zhibeidao

A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Tibetan pierced iron shortsword logo

Tibetan shortsword with pierced mounts

With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Bhutanese patag sword with silver scabbard

Bhutanese "churi chenm" sword

This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Jinchuan Fanjian logo

Jīnchuān shortsword

Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
Double edged Bhutanese dagger logo

Double-edged Bhutanese dagger

With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Studded Kham dagger logo

Fine Tibetan gem studded dagger

A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Tibetan armor mirrors logo

Three Tibetan armor mirrors

Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
Hanshee khukuri logo

Hanshee khukurī (हँसिया खुकुरी)

A commonly used name for an early type of long slender khukurī.
Hanshee khukuri logo

A hanshee khukurī

A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Fine 1850s khukurī

A fine 19th century khukurī

With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Tibetan armor set with helmet and mirrors

Tibetan mail shirt, helmet and mirrors

Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Budhune khukuri logo

A fine budhune khukurī

A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Royal Palace Kukri logo

Gold mounted presentation khukurī

Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Pierced iron saddle logo

Pierced iron saddle

Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Wooden scabbard khukuri logo

Khukurī in wooden scabbard

The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Trousse khukuri logo

A trousse khukurī

Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Khukuri with inlaid hilt logo

Large khukurī with inlaid hilt

Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Early sirupate khukuri logo

An early sirupātē khukurī

With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A military khukuri of the 19th century logo

19th century military khukurī

A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Half bone hilted khukuri logo

Half bone hilted khukurī

With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
19th century khukuri

A good old khukurī

Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Ramree Veteran khukurī logo

Ramree veteran khukurī

Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Kothimora khukuri

Kothimora khukurī (कोथि मुहुड़ा खुकुरि)

Nepali for a khukurī with an ornamental scabbard.
Signed Kothimora khukuri logo

The khukri of Peter L. Achard

Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A humble khukurī logo

A humble service khukurī

A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Eccentric khukuri logo

An eccentric khukurī

With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Astamangala logo

Astamangala

Tibetan for the Eight Buddhist Treasures
Wootz

Phaulād (फौलाद्)

Nepali word for wootz, a type of prized crucible steel.
Nepalese steel

Ispāt (इस्पात्)

Nepali word for steel.