Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandala
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n