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