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Plain mounted Mindan dha
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
Early silver Burmese dha
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Burmese silver overlaid dha
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
Burmese for spear, lance, or javelin.
Burmese type of sword, worn in scabbard slung from the shoulder.
Lin gin (လင်းကင်း)
Burmese for a machete-like that was used widely in Kachin state and Assam.
Shan da (ရှမ်းဓား)
Burmese word for the Shan sword with pointed blade.
Burmese word for their dagger.
A Burmese da glossary
A glossary of the terminology of the Burmese dha and related items.
A production center for ornate silver overlaid scissors, dha and other implements.
Name for fine dha with fine overlaid blades. Named after Mindan village where they were made.
Tribal Kachin dha
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
A very good Burmese walking stick
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
A mythical Burmese, shape-shifting creature.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A type of Burmese floral scrolling.
A Mindan / Yamethin dha
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Large Shan dha
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Mindan dha with agate pommel
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Burmese dha dated 1928
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A name for the long Burmese dha.
Colonial British name A type of dha used by various tribes in northern Burma.
A powerful spirit in Burmese folklore. Patron of blacksmiths.
Maung Tin De
Burmese "Nat", a spirit. Patron saint of blacksmiths.
A Burmese knife and sword maker known for his fine silver overlay.
Alternative name for Maung Pyo. A Burmese craftsman known for his fine silver overlay.
Burmese for a type of sword worn slung over the shoulder.
Alternative spelling of da̱hmjaun, the Burmese word for their dagger.
Fine Burmese dha hmyaung
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Burmese double knives
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
The Rundle dha of 1898
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
Ivory hilted dha
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Burmese sword carbine
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Chinese Shan presentation dha
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A Shan Kachin style dha
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Dha / da (ဓား)
Burmese word for sword, knife or chopper.
A heavy Burmese dha
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
A spectacular Burmese dha
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
A Burmese dha with openwork handle
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.