A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
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.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
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.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
Fine and unusual, with Italian renaissance style decoration.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
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.