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A fine Burmese sword
Ivory hilted Dha
Fine silver decorated blade

A fine Burmese sword Ivory hilted Dha Fine silver decorated blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine fighting sword from Burma

This example of a Burmese Dha or Dah measures 89.5cms long in its scabbard. Out of the scabbard it measures just over 85ms long and carries a 63.5cms blade.
The hilt is a solid ivory type, dressed in silver fittings, now tarnished with age. The ivory grip area of hilt as been carved in checkered fashion to improve gripping of the sword.
The fine and heavy blade is of a fighting type typically noted as belonging to a person of status due to the large amount of thick and intricate silverwork. Both faces are decorated with a flowing vine motif, whilst the flat of the spine at the forte and the beveled edged of the remainder on the spine are decorated in a different geometric pattern.
The blade remains sharp and has clean edges and broadens through the belly of the blade.
The scabbard is of a teak type timber with simple plain silver fitting.

A fine fighting sword of very high quality. With most trade embargoes with Burma, now lifted, a very sound investment for the future as Burmese people start to reclaim their cultural heritage.