A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
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.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
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.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.