Studded Eastern Tibetan daggerOf Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Kutch shamshir for BensonBlade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine north Indian daggerOf jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Palembang twist-core pedangA Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
Zhibeidao with spectacular blade
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibeidao (直背刀) or s
Tibetan shortsword with rare bladeWith ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
Chinese twistcore presentation saberAn unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
Chinese saber with U-groovesWith twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
Trousse with "horse-tooth" bladeAccomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Rare Chinese twistcore saber
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel edge plate sandwich