Antique Sword Dha, Dah, circa 1900
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Superb antique silver mounted, South East Asian Sword Dha (Dah).
DETAILS: A single edged slightly curved hand forged steel blade wider toward the point with a visible watering pattern and a nice temper line, deeply struck on the forte with the maker's mark, an extremely elaborate two handed hilt with the wooden insert encased in pure silver. In its original silver mounted wooden scabbard decorated with bands of fine filigree bead work of open wire work. With its original green fabric bound belt cord. "Dha" (or "dah") is a term for a sword of the various that make up what was formally Burma (now Myanmar), Siam (Thailand), Cambodia and Laos. It actually is a Burmese term for those swords used by the peoples of mainland Southeast Asian ethnic groups in Burma (now Myanmar), Siam (Thailand), Cambodia and Laos (exclusive of the Malay Peninsula), Yunnan, Laos and Cambodia.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 92.5 cm (36 3/8 inches), length without the scabbard: 85 cm (33 1/2 inches), length of the blade: 79.5 cm (21 1/2 inches).
CONDITION: In good condition overall, showing age and usage patina.
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