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Antique arms glossary

A Nepalese khukurī glossary

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Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Cast brass shield of a purely ceremonial type that was used during sword dances…
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.