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 dha hmyuang with carved ivory hilt.


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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Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.


On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.


An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.


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


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


Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true…