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.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
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.