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Marcus 30th May 2015 11:44 PM

Burmese Dah?
 
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I picked this very simple piece up today for a very modest price. Best guesses on origin?

Marcus 31st May 2015 12:25 AM

Little sister
 
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I have had this smaller one in nicer condition for a while.

Ian 31st May 2015 01:28 AM

Hi Marcus:

These are from northern Thailand, mostly second half of the 20th C. Quite a few found their way back here with GIs who had served in Vietnam. One of our Classic Threads has quite a lot of information about them: http://www.vikingsword.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001291.html

Ian.

kronckew 31st May 2015 03:46 PM

the pointy scabbard as opposed to a square cut tip usually points to thailand. just to be perverse, a square/rounded tip may not conversely point to burmah.

Andrew 13th June 2015 11:57 PM

The handle on the smaller example is mounted upside-down. I wouldn't necessarily spend much time or effort correcting it on one of these, but if you intend to display or keep it as a late 20th century example of the type, you may want to... :shrug:


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