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Old 13th December 2004, 08:32 PM   #11
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Excellent example, and provenanced as well. Look forward to seeing more pics of the blade.

Hope you can nail down the likely area of Burma from which it came. The year predates substantial British involvement in the area, but you may find something helpful in the chronicles of early travelers to Burma. I have read of Portuguese mercenaries in Burma around this time.

Let's hear what you find.

Ian.


Yes, there was a Portuguese adventurer who actually captured and set himself up as lord of a port in the river delta. I hadn't thought to check Portuguese sources -- that is a good idea. Nothing useful cam up on the internet (in English at any rate).
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