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.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
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
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
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"
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
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.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
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.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.