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Qing-dynasty Tibetan Knife Overall Picture I

Arts & Crafts Museum Hangzhou

Arts & Crafts Museum Hangzhou
Hangzhou, China

Known for their love of knives, Tibetan men would carry exquisite long knives as accessories when attending important occasions, and some even enshrine their own knives in temples. And when the Tibetan people building a white pagoda, they usually bury a Tibetan knife in the foundation as a token to quell all evil beings.
This Tibetan knife on display is decorated with copper filigree on its grip, next to which is a cloud-shaped pommel. Its blade with sharp edge emits a silver glimmer, creating an awe-inspiring atmosphere out of a simple form. This knife is equipped with a black leather scabbard, the chape and locket of which are bound in copper sheet.

Details

  • Title: Qing-dynasty Tibetan Knife Overall Picture I
  • Physical dimensions: Overall length: 64.5cm, edge length: 50.6, maximal width: 3cm, maximal thickness: 0.7cm
  • Dynasty: Qing Dynasty (1644-1912 AD)

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