Indochina / Burmese Dha (aka Dah) Sword With Intricate Tool Work & Scabbard. Other blades
Indochina / Burmese Dha (aka Dah) Sword With Intricate Tool Work & Scabbard. Sn 12654 - 12654
Dha (also spelled dah) is the Burmese word for "knife." The term dha is conventionally used to refer to a wide variety of knives and swords used by many people across Indochina, especially present-day Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Dha vary considerably according to locality but they share a few features that define them apart from other weapons and tools of the area. These features are a round cross-section grip, a long, gently curving blade (sometimes upward, other times downward in the direction of use) with a single edge, and no guard. This is An original Indochina / Burmese Dha sword and scabbard. The sword has a typical broad polished steel single edged blade which is curved and measures 23” length (31” overall). The blade is sharp and clean with just a few small nicks to the cutting edge consistent with use. The blade has fullers and has intricate hand tooled decoration on both sides near to the hilt and on the back of the blade. The decoration is inlaid with brass and copper highlights (illustrated inset in image 2).There are no makers or date stamps on the blade. The typical handle is tropical wood, with copper sections at the end cap and hilt. The copper sections have naïve hand tooled decoration. The blade is secure in the handle. The wood scabbard is undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12654
|Condition:||Used - Good condition for age|
|Make:||Indochina / Burmese Dha (aka Dah) Sword With Intricate Tool Work & Scabbard.|
|Your reference:||D 1410|
|Recommended Usage:||Collection item|
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