With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
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.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.