A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
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.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
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Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.