Eastern Tibetan or Yunnan zhibeidaoA simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
A Yi / Lolo sword
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic writings.
Zhibeidao with spectacular blade
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibeidao (直背刀) or s