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
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
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.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.