With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
Length 101 mm
Width 33.5 mm
(on the flats)
Head 290 grams
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A Tibetan nomad's whip. Together with slings, they were used in yak herding, keeping wolves and other wild animals at bay, and the occasional brawl.
It consists of an iron weight with a square bottom and tapering top with faceted peak and a hole for a ring. The ring is connected to a long leather strap.
This is an antique that I purchased from a Tibetan man at a flea market in Bejing 2005. Similar pieces are still used by Tibetan nomads today.
A Tibetan woman rounding up her yaks.
Golog, Qinghai, March 8, 2012.
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This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.