Ke-Tri Tibetan Fighting sword - 6027

A very nice full length Tibetan sword ke-tri . These very rare fighting sword were still used by the Tibetan warriors in the turn of the 20th century. The 25 inches long, heavy single edge blade is forged from laminated steel folded at the tip in the style known as hair pin folding. Wood grip mounted with pierced steel fittings and covered with ray skin. The pommel is set with a small coral stone. The wood scabbard is covered with red fabric and framed with a U shaped steel frame including a long chased silver panel set with three big coral bids. A big chased silver button is mounted on the scabbard tip. Very good condition. The blade has very few blackened areas and the scabbard cover is worn in few places.