Language: Burmese
Source: Period account

Dha hmyuang is an alternative spelling for da̱hmjaun (ဓားမြှောင်). It is the name for a Burmese dagger.1

See main glossary article; da̱hmjaun.


A fine dha hmyuang

A fine Burmese dha hmyuang with carved ivory hilt.


1. E.N. Bell I.C.S.; A Monograph on Iron and Steel Work in Burma. Rangoon, Superintendent, Government Printing Burma, 1907. Also see Robert Hales; Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime's Passion, England, 2013. Pages 148-149.

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On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.


With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.


A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.


These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.


Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.


With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.