A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
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
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
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.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.