Sword and Sheath



A sword and sheath, described as belonging to a central Tibetan officer. The sword blade is single edged, ending in a central point. The pommel and guard are made from a dark wood that is bound with silver and brass wire. The wooden sheath is open to one side, the sword kept in place by two brackets worked in silver filigree and set with turquoise stones. The base of the sheath is also decorated in the same style, the bottom edge protected with a brass plate affixed with copper pins. There is a thin (broken) leather strap to the back of the scabbard.