A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor