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Indian dagger

A fine north Indian dagger

Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Palembang pedang benkok with twistcore blade

Palembang twist-core pedang

A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
Eastern Tibetan or Jinchuan dagger logo

Studded Eastern Tibetan dagger

Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Ban sword logo

Sikkim "ban" sword

With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Finely forged kora

A finely forged kora

With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Unusual zhibeidao

Zhibeidao with spectacular blade

Introduction to the type

This type of sword is referred to as zhibeidao (直背刀) or s

Tibetan shortsword with ce rong blade

Tibetan shortsword with rare blade

With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
Talwar hilt logo

Heavy wootz hilted talwar

Introduction

The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is the archetypical sab

Twist-core presentation saber

Chinese twistcore presentation saber

An unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
U-turn twist-core saber

Chinese saber with U-grooves

With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
Lehria talwar

A talwar with "lehria" chevron blade

With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
Chinese trousse set

Trousse with "horse-tooth" blade

Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Chinese twist-core saber

Rare Chinese twist-core saber

Introduction

The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀) was the main hilted

Dual twistcore saber logo

Rare Chinese twistcore saber

Background

Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel edge plate sandwich