A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
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.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
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 rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
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.