Language: Burmese
Source: Period account

Dha hmyuang is an alternative spelling for da̱hmjaun (ဓားမြှောင်). It is the name for a Burmese dagger.1

See main glossary article; da̱hmjaun.


A fine dha hmyuang

A fine Burmese da̱hmjaun with carved ivory hilt.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2020.


1. E.N. Bell I.C.S.; A Monograph on Iron and Steel Work in Burma. Rangoon, Superintendent, Government Printing Burma, 1907. Also see Robert Hales; Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime's Passion, England, 2013. Pages 148-149.

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Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.


With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.


Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.


Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.


With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.


Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.