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.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
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.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.