A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
The sword of the tribes living in and near the Khyber pass.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.