Dha dagger, Shan tribe, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Yunnan.
This is a very fine Dha dagger, worn for status. These daggers were worn by many of the tribes of the Golden Triangle across a wide area including Thailand, Burma, Laos and Yunnan; always made by Shan silversmiths.
The wooden scabbard is covered with hammered silver sheet and ornaments of very fine filigree. There a red suspension cord wrapped around. This tribal dagger has a very sharp iron blade, a beautiful hilt with excellent patina and obvious age.
Literature: Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.
30 cm - 11.8 inch overall length in sheath. Condition: very good; worn and used, age cracks (handle), a very tiny loss on the silver (middle of the scabbard). It dates from the late 19th / early 20th century.
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