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Old 14th June 2020, 02:16 AM   #5
Ian
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Hi Ken,

Dha/dah in Burma (daab in Thailand or Laos; darv in Cambodia) is a general term for a knife or sword of widely varying lengths. Dha hmung is what knives are usually called in Burma.

The style of your knife occurs widely in mainland SE Asia. There are variations in blade shape that are more common to some areas. Again, you can find these mentioned elsewhere in the Forum (look, for example, for enep/enap which is a common blade shape in Thailand and Laos). All cultures in the area have inexpensive utility knives made from local materials similar to your example.

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