A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.