Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
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.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
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 nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
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
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.