17th-18th century. 7" blade with narrow fuller to the right side. Typical provincial forged quality with tool finish. Hilt with bone scales decorated with clusters of incised piques. Laminated pommel of iron, brass and copper layers flanking black horn inlaid with brass studs. Iron scabbard with decorated bands and sharkskin segment. The front of the iron body finely engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers on punch decorated ground. Reverse with scalloped medial spine and suspension ring with original hide thong. Condition characteristic of early Tibetan weapons with some wear (the sharkskin pieces with small deficiency) and good patina. Exceptional quality engraving.