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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.
Tibetan quiver logo

Broken Tibetan quiver

A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
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.
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.
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.
Jinchuan Fanjian logo

Jīnchuān shortsword

Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
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.
Tibetan armor set with helmet and mirrors

Tibetan mail shirt, helmet and mirrors

Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Pierced iron saddle logo

Pierced iron saddle

Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Early Tibetan or Mongolian quiver logo

Early lacquered quiver

It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Amdo sword logo

Unusual sword from Amdo

Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Tibetan silver hilted shortsword logo

Silver hilted Tibetan shortsword

Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Tibetan sword

Tibetan shortsword from Ladakh

With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Mdung spear

Tibetan spearhead

Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Tibetan or Mongolian quiver logo

Tibetan or Mongolian quiver

Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Tibetan style pierced iron pommel plate logo

Tibetan style pierced saddle plate

With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A rare Jinchuan sword logo

A rare Jinchuan sword

A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
Tibetan matchlock musket logo

Tibetan matchlock musket

A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Tibetan sword logo

An outstanding Tibetan sword

A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Tibetan helmet

Tibetan helmet with armor

Description

Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet with four inner plate

Tibetan sword

A good Tibetan sword, dpa'dam

Introduction

The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged sword usually

Tibetan shortsword with ce rong blade

Tibetan shortsword with rare blade

With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
Tibetan sword

A rare shortsword from Eastern Tibet

Description

An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.

Tibetan sword dpa'dam

A large Tibetan sword (dpa'dam)

Description

A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.

Rare Tibetan shortsword

A rare and early Tibetan sword

With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
Tibetan sword logo

Tibetan dpa'dam or backsword

A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.