Antique, early 19th century, Southeast Asian Burmese Silver mounted dagger Dha, Dah (or dha-hmyaung).
DETAILS: The hilt in classical Burmese style, encased by silver collar adorned with bands of roped silver wire, mounted with an extremely sharp, sturdy, hand forged, recurved single-edged blade showing on each face laminations watered pattern and secure at the base with copper washer. Solid silver scabbard lined inside with a wooden insert, is decorated en suite with the hilt adorned with bands of roped silver wire.
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, blade with minor pitting, silver scabbard dented.
Overall length of the dagger, sheathed in the scabbard: 22.5 cm (8.86 inches).
REFERENCES: A Glossary of The Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor” By George Cameron Stone.
We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.