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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.
The Wiasemsky Montagnard dha
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
An excavated dha sword
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
Qing fangshi soldier's saber
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
Wootz talwar with pierced scabbard
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Talwar with Mamluk style blade
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
French sword for the King of Siam
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Talwar hilted shamshir
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Lahore talwar hilted shamshir
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Very fine Sinhalese kasthāné
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
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.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
Southern Chinese saber
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
An early form niúwěidāo
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Fine dated talwar from Ratlam
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Saber of Bhima Nayak
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Large Mughal saber
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Large wootz talwar
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
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.
Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Qijiadao in Vince Evans mounts
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
Vietnamese officer gươm
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Very fine ceremonial gươm
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Fine Burmese dha hmyaung
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Vietnamese officer's gươm
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Indian teghá with fine hilt
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Ceremonial gươm truòng
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
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.
Sinhalese kasthāné dated 1776
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
A very good Afghan pulouar
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
Fangshi officer's saber
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
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.
Large Southern Chinese saber
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
An antique chángdāo
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
A 17th century Manchu saber
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
Niuweidao with Guangxu mark
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.