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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.
Tribal Kachin dha
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
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.
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.
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.
An unusual dha
is the national sword of Myanmar (a.k.a.