From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.