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Jinchuan Fanjian logo

Jīnchuān shortsword

Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
Double edged Bhutanese dagger logo

Double-edged Bhutanese dagger

With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Studded Kham dagger logo

Fine Tibetan gem studded dagger

A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Tibetan armor mirrors logo

Three Tibetan armor mirrors

Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
Hanshee khukuri logo

A hanshee khukurī

A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Fine 1850s khukurī

A fine 19th century khukurī

With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Tibetan armor set with helmet and mirrors

Tibetan mail shirt, helmet and mirrors

Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Budhune khukuri logo

A fine budhune khukurī

A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Royal Palace Kukri logo

Gold mounted presentation khukurī

Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Pierced iron saddle logo

Pierced iron saddle

Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Wooden scabbard khukuri logo

Khukurī in wooden scabbard

The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Trousse khukuri logo

A trousse khukurī

Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Khukuri with inlaid hilt logo

Large khukurī with inlaid hilt

Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Early sirupate khukuri logo

An early sirupātē khukurī

With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A military khukuri of the 19th century logo

19th century military khukurī

A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Half bone hilted khukuri logo

Half bone hilted khukurī

With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
19th century khukuri

A good old khukurī

Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Ramree Veteran khukurī logo

Ramree veteran khukurī

Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Signed Kothimora khukuri logo

The khukri of Peter L. Achard

Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A humble khukurī logo

A humble service khukurī

A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Eccentric khukuri logo

An eccentric khukurī

With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Early Tibetan or Mongolian quiver logo

Early lacquered quiver

It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Dui chirra khukuri logo

A "dui chirra" khukuri

Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
A large Bhutanese patag logo

Bhutanese sword in tribal scabbard

With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Amdo sword logo

Unusual sword from Amdo

Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Tibetan silver hilted shortsword logo

Silver hilted Tibetan shortsword

Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Kothimora khukuri logo

Silver khukuri with bone grip

Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
Large kothimora khukuri

Large tin chirra kothimora khukuri

An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
Mutiny era khukuri logo

A fine mutiny era khukuri

An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine pattern welded blade.
Very large khukuri logo

Large silver mounted khukuri

With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Khukuri logo

A silver clad khukuri

With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
Eastern Tibetan or Jinchuan dagger logo

Studded Eastern Tibetan dagger

Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Early Tibetan or Mongol quiver

Early Tibetan or Mongolian quiver

A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of approximately the 1

Fine Nepalese kukri or khukuri with silver mounts logo

A silver mounted khukuri

Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
Bhutanese silver dagger

Fine Bhutanese dagger

With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Bhutanese dagger

Bhutanese dagger

With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Tibetan sword

Tibetan shortsword from Ladakh

With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Ban sword logo

Sikkim "ban" sword

With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Mdung spear

Tibetan spearhead

Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Finely forged kora

A finely forged kora

With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Tibetan or Mongolian quiver logo

Tibetan or Mongolian quiver

Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Tibetan style pierced iron pommel plate logo

Tibetan style pierced saddle plate

With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A rare Jinchuan sword logo

A rare Jinchuan sword

A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
Bhutanese shortsword logo

A "churi chenm" sword

A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
Tibetan matchlock musket logo

Tibetan matchlock musket

A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Nepalese khora logo

A fine pattern welded kora

Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
Tibetan sword logo

An outstanding Tibetan sword

A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Tibetan helmet

Tibetan helmet with armor

Description

Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet with four inner plate

Tibetan sword

A good Tibetan sword, dpa'dam

Introduction

The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged sword usually with obliq

A Bhutanese "churi chenm" sword logo

A Bhutanese "churi chenm" sword

Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.