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Belu

A mythical Burmese, shape-shifting creature.
Dai dha overall

Fine Chinese Shan dha

Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Chu-pan

Chu-pan

A type of Burmese floral scrolling.
Mindan dha

A Mindan / Yamethin dha

With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Large Shan dha

Large Shan dha

With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Stone pommel dha

Mindan dha with agate pommel

Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Dated 1928 dha

Burmese dha dated 1928

A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Dha shay

Dha shay

A Burmese name for the long dha.
Linkin dha

Linkin dha

A type of dha used by various tribes in northern Burma.
Mahagiri Nat

Mahagiri Nat

A powerful spirit in Burmese folklore. Patron of blacksmiths.
Maung Tin De

Maung Tin De

Burmese "Nat", a spirit. Patron saint of blacksmiths.
Dalwé

Dalwé

Alternative spelling for dha-lwé. A large dha that was worn slung over the shoulder.
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Maung Pyo

A Burmese knife and sword maker known for his fine silver overlay.
Saya pyo

Saya Pyo

A Burmese knife and sword maker known for his fine silver overlay.
Dha-lwe

Dha-lwé

Burmese for a type of sword worn slung over the shoulder.
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Dha hmyuang

Burmese word for their dagger.
Large Burmese dagger

Fine Burmese dha hmyaung

With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Burmese double knives

Burmese double knives

A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
Signed and dated Burmese dha

The Rundle dha of 1898

A signed and dated Burmese dha.
Ivory hilted dha logo

Ivory hilted dha

An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Burmese sword carbine

Burmese sword carbine

A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Yunnan Dai presentation dha logo

Chinese Shan presentation dha

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
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A Kachin dha

A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Dha logo

Dha

Burmese word for sword, knife or chopper. 
A heavy Burmese fighting dha

A heavy Burmese dha

With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
A spectacular Burmese dha logo

A spectacular Burmese dha

With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
A Burmese dha with openwork handle logo

A Burmese dha with openwork handle

Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.