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Old 21st January 2018, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Dha hmyaung for comment

Here another rather recent acquisition, a small dha hmyaung with neatly carved hilt, I think it's from bone instead of ivory. I think it's worth for sharing here for later reference. Like always all comments are very welcome.
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Old 21st January 2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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I do so like these lovely knives. This is a great example, and I agree with the hilt being bone. The patina is lovely.

Another great fine Detlef!
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Old 21st January 2018, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thank you Charles! And yes, I like them also.

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Old 22nd January 2018, 05:17 PM   #4
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Hi Detlef,

That is a very nice example and the carving is well executed. Agree that the hilt is more likely bone than ivory, but hard to tell from the pictures. I associate this style of knife and sheath with the Golden Triangle area of Burma/Thailand/Yunnan, and there may well be some Shan influence in the nice silver sheath and ferrule. Would that be your assessment too?

Would you please list the dimensions of this one?

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Old 22nd January 2018, 09:08 PM   #5
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Of only do I like this, but I have heard that these were used by priests.
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Old 23rd January 2018, 12:04 AM   #6
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Check the Robert Halesí book: huge collection of those with detailed decoding of the meanings.

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Old 23rd January 2018, 06:51 PM   #7
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That is a very nice example and the carving is well executed. Agree that the hilt is more likely bone than ivory, but hard to tell from the pictures.


Thank you Ian!

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I associate this style of knife and sheath with the Golden Triangle area of Burma/Thailand/Yunnan, and there may well be some Shan influence in the nice silver sheath and ferrule. Would that be your assessment too?


Yes, I agree with you complete.

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Would you please list the dimensions of this one?


Length complete is 9 1/2"
Blade alone 5 1/4"
inside scabbard it is 10 1/4"
thickness at the handle is 1/16"

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Old 23rd January 2018, 06:54 PM   #8
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Of only do I like this, but I have heard that these were used by priests.


Hello Jose,

no, this are not priest knives so far I know, priest knives always has talismanic scripts on the blade and/or handle.

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Check the Robert Halesí book: huge collection of those with detailed decoding of the meanings.


Thank you Ariel!
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Old 1st February 2018, 01:27 AM   #10
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Nice Tai Yai (Shan) knife. This type is popular as Ian mentions throughout the Golden Triangle. It's not a monk/priests knife, but more of a decorative personal knife. Even if you don't see engraved yantra on the knife, almost all knives are bless and may have tailsman on them, in them/ are themselves a tailsman for protection. The ivory carving is a fairly common seen motif of a demon holding two Naga's.
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Nice Tai Yai (Shan) knife. This type is popular as Ian mentions throughout the Golden Triangle. It's not a monk/priests knife, but more of a decorative personal knife. Even if you don't see engraved yantra on the knife, almost all knives are bless and may have tailsman on them, in them/ are themselves a tailsman for protection. The ivory carving is a fairly common seen motif of a demon holding two Naga's.


Thank you Nathaniel for the educated comment! Do you able to recognize the two critters on the sides of the handle?

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Old 17th February 2018, 11:09 PM   #12
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Thank you Nathaniel for the educated comment! Do you able to recognize the two critters on the sides of the handle?

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Hello Detlef,

Happy to contribute ☺️. Sorry I didnít see your comment until now. I am nonsure 100% sure but I would say these appear to be some sort of leapard/ spotted jungle cat due to the spots and tail. 🐆
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I am nonsure 100% sure but I would say these appear to be some sort of leapard/ spotted jungle cat due to the spots and tail. 🐆


Thank you again Nathaniel!
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Thank you again Nathaniel!


🙏🏼 No problem ☺️
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Well in any case............I love it.............I want one.............
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Well in any case............I love it.............I want one.............


Hello Jose,
Keep your eyes open, I am sure you will get one by time!
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