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Dai / Chinese Shan
Pair of fine Yunnan knives
Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
Term coined by Bell in 1907, describing a dha that by then was mainly of Chinese make.
Plain dha with baldric
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
A plain dha
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
A fine Yunnan Dai dagger
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Husa Valley dha
A type of dha made by the Chinese Shan in Husa Valley, Yunnan.
Chinese Shan presentation dha
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.