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
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
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.
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.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.