A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
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.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
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A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
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.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.