A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
The sword of the tribes living in and near the Khyber pass.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
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.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
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.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.