Language: Thai
Source: Period dictionary


Dàap (ดาบ) is the Thai word for sword. In particular, the long curved sword with a long grip.

The first mention of the word is in a Thai-English dictionary of 1833, compiled by Eliza Grew Jones, a member of a Baptist missionary to Burma.1


1. Long thought lost, the manuscript was rediscovered in the British Museum in 2007 and digitized here.


A Thai daap

A Thai dàap (ดาบ).
Mandarin Mansion stock 2020.



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With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.


With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.


An old warhorse with several repairs.


With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.


Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.


Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.