The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron, known for their 1000 monkey designs.
Iron, brass, wood
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An Afghan sickle, forged from one piece of iron. The blade has a thickening at the back for added strength.
Overlaid with brass on one side, done over bold two-directional crosshatching. The reverse is plain.
It sits in a simple wooden hilt with an iron ferrule, through which a nail holds both ferrule and blade in place.
Good, honest, original condition throughout.
For more information on the type, see my glossary article: Lohar, Lor (لور), lawa-āor (لواور )
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A small pointy Bhutanese dagger in a silver scabbard of a style associated with the ruling house.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
With all silver construction, including the blade.