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Old 16th September 2013, 07:30 PM   #1
Tatyana Dianova
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Iíve got recently a mysterious sword. It has a well forged, sharp and heavy blade with a wide fuller and an engraving, which reminds me of Dha. The fittings are made of wood and white metal and have a Chinese feeling to them. The closest sword I have seen belongs to Ian, although his example is older and better made:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=yunnan
Another similar example I have found on the Josh Stoutís Photobucket site. It is featured below.
I believe all of them originate from Yunnan or other border region from China. Is there any new information on the Yunnan swords?
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Old 16th September 2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Old 16th September 2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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The example of mine you posted is Vietnamese with a Chinese style blade. Another similar example from the Chinese minority border region would be Shan dha, from the Burmese/Chinese border, called taidoa in China. Yours might be closer to those, but it is a modern example with many elements not seen on older examples. I have seen other modern ones, which sometimes can be well made. I like the crescent moon motif, certainly a sign of minority influence, on the Chinese style guard.
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Old 17th September 2013, 06:15 AM   #4
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Great info Josh! Thank you!
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Old 21st September 2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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The example of mine you posted is Vietnamese with a Chinese style blade. Another similar example from the Chinese minority border region would be Shan dha, from the Burmese/Chinese border, called taidoa in China. Yours might be closer to those, but it is a modern example with many elements not seen on older examples. I have seen other modern ones, which sometimes can be well made. I like the crescent moon motif, certainly a sign of minority influence, on the Chinese style guard.
Josh

Josh you have a Cochin saber ? Make note I am officially jealous
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