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Kachin Ntugalu sword


Kachin name for a long straight sword.
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Mainsa dha

Term coined by Bell in 1907, describing a dha that by then was mainly of Chinese make.
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Hkamti dha (ခန္တီး ဓား)

Burmese trade name of the lin gin, a machete-like sword.
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Hlan (လှံ)

Burmese for spear, lance, or javelin.

Dalwe (ဓားလွယ်)

Burmese type of sword, worn in scabbard slung from the shoulder.
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Lin gin (လင်းကင်း)

Burmese for a machete-like that was used widely in Kachin state and Assam.
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Shan da (ရှမ်းဓား)

Burmese word for the Shan sword with pointed blade.
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Dahmjaun (ဓားမြှောင်)

Burmese word for their dagger.
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Mindan, Yamethin

A production center for ornate silver overlaid scissors, dha and other implements.
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Mindan dha

Name for fine dha with fine overlaid blades. Named after Mindan village where they were made.
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A mythical Burmese, shape-shifting creature.


A type of Burmese floral scrolling.
Dha shay

Dha shay

A name for the long Burmese dha.
Linkin dha

Linkin dha

Colonial British name 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.
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Maung Pyo

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

Saya Pyo

Alternative name for Maung Pyo. A Burmese craftsman known for his fine silver overlay.


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

Alternative spelling of da̱hmjaun, the Burmese word for their dagger.
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Dha / da (ဓား)

Burmese word for sword, knife or chopper.