A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
A rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.
Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.