With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.