The Legend Of The Tibetan Sword and Knife

Yangdu

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Tibet has a worldwide reputation for the uniquely beautiful designs and
craftsmanship on their famous swords and knives. They’ve been the
primary handheld weapons since the 7th century in Tibet and continue
their popularity today, particularly for collectors.

They can be created from white metal or silver. The hilt is mounted with
pierced, steel fittings and the grip is covered with colorful wire. A true
Tibetan sword or knife can be distinguished by the individual details that
include a pommel set with a precious stone and the wood scabbard covered
with black leather and framed with U-shaped steel.

Besides their original use as fighting weapons, Tibetan swords and knives
were used to show status, rank and religious significance. Today, they
each have a high traditional art value and truly represent an important
and rich form of Tibetan ethnic handicraft. They also represent a centuries
old symbolic connection to Vajrayana Buddhism and Manjushri, or
Buddhisattva of Wisdom.

Some of the legend surrounding this sword is a belief that it will destroy
the darkness of ignorance by a luminous ray that emanates from the end
of the blade. This Fire Sword, or Sword of Wisdom, measures over 14
inches long and is a symbol of enlightenment that destroys ignorance,
which in the Tibetan belief, is the enemy of liberation. Early history says
that the swords were used exclusively by gods and goddesses.

Tibetan warriors still use the sword for fighting and it is famous among the
Kham people in a special province that refused to accept political surrender
under Lhasa or China.

The short knife is a replica of the original Tibetan short knife often used as
a concealed weapon for personal protection. Traditionally it was hung on a
chain on the handle and worn around a person's neck, where it could be
quickly drawn in the event of an attack.

The short knife handle and sheath is made from white metal with touches
of brass and copper and decorated with
pieces of coral, turquoise or amethyst.

When the shop recovers from the electricity shortage and the Kamis are
back to work, I will offer a silver knife decorated with jewels.

These beautiful swords and knives are famous internationally for their
unique features and are valued by collectors worldwide. This is your
chance to get beautiful work for a reasonable price.

Tibetan Knife #1
Overall lenght --12 7/8''
Weight --9 oz
Spine thickness --1/8''
White metal sheath with decorated pieces of coral and turquise
The handle is made of white metal, brass and copper
The handle and sheath work done by Amrit
Beautiful work by Rajkumar and Amrit
Great addition to your collection at $175. *SOLD*

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Tibetan Knife #2
Overall lenght--12 3/4''
Weight --9.5 oz
Spine thickness --1/8''
White metal sheath with decorated pieces of coral, turquise and amethyst
The handle is made by Amrit with white metal and brass
For your collection at $168. *SOLD*

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Email to [email protected] to order one or both
Month ago Amrit joined the new Kamis group and he does an excelent carving and engraving work
 
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Steely_Gunz

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Oh wow, those are stunning! I wish I were enough of a gentleman to deserve to wear one on my belt. Someone better go after #2 quick;)
 

Yangdu

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Tibetan Knife #3
Overall length --12 3/4''
Weight --7 oz
Spine thickness--1/8''
White metal sheath with decorated pieces of coral, turquise and amethyst
The handle is made of white metal and brass
Great work by Rajkumar and Amrit
Add to your collection at $165. *SOLD*

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Tibetan knife#4
Overall length --11 3/8''
Weight --6 oz
Spine thickness --1/8''
White metal sheath with decorated pieces of coral, turquise and amethyst
The handle is made of white metal and brass
Yours for $160.

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Steely_Gunz

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Wow! I am totally digging #4. Amethyst is my birth stone, btw;) Man, these are some gorgeous knives.
 
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A richness of beauty.

Number 4 is exquisite, but then all are elegant; thank you Yangdu for these refined additions which will hopefully soon to be added to HI's product lineup. :D

I can't imagine what the swords will look like, but I will be getting in line to get one! :thumbup:
 
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