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Mainland Southeast Asia
A streaked lin gin
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Scientific analysis of two Southeast Asian swords
Using X-ray fluorescence and radiocarbon dating.
SE Asian dha (carbon 14 dated)
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
An old dha (carbon 14 dated)
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
An excavated dha sword
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Khmer word for an auspicious copper alloy.
French sword for the King of Siam
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Hkamti dha (ခန္တီး ဓား)
Burmese trade name of the lin gin, a machete-like sword.
Thai word for a single-edged sword.
Brass mounted Thai dáap
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
Lin gin (လင်းကင်း)
Burmese for a machete-like that was used widely in Kachin state and Assam.
Colonial British name A type of dha used by various tribes in northern Burma.