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Large Bronze hilted Dha
Attributed to Tonkin regions
Likely Laos borders of Vietnam
Montagnard

Large Bronze hilted Dha Attributed to Tonkin regions Likely Laos borders of Vietnam www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and unusual bronze hilted Dha.

From my personal Collection.

From a collection that noted this example as being from the Tonkin regions of South East Asia although it likely originated in the mountainous regions of Montagnard.
This very well preserved Dha measures 96cms long in the scabbard, just under 93cms out, with a blade of 57cms.
The long hilt is very decorative bronze over a timber core and his has survived in amazing condition where many carry a rotten inner core.
The pommel is very similar to those seen on these swords in Thailand and it has a small integral disc where it meets the blade.
The blade has a very thick spine at the hilt and tapers nicley to the tip with a very tall medial ridge along the entire spine.
The blade surfaces are decorated both sides in a similar manner and the edge remains sharp with the broader tip adding to already effective cutting power.
The timber scabbard is unusual in that it is rattan bound, something seldom seen and rarely survives.

A very fine and unusual example.