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Tibetan bowcase & quiver
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Central Asian dated kard 1709
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
Afghan military saber
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
Hindu term for an archaic form of dagger.
A Hindu dagger following an ancient style that was preserved in Afghanistan.
Bhutanese "churi chenm" sword
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
Afghan sickle, called lohar
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
Lohar, Lor (لور), lawa-āor (لواور )
Pashto word for sickle.
Fine Tibetan gem studded dagger
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Mongolian target quiver
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Three Tibetan armor mirrors
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
A fine 19th century khukurī
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Tibetan mail shirt, helmet and mirrors
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Dzongkha name for the Bhutanese sword.
Tibetan dpa'dam or backsword
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.