Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
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.
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.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
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.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.