Very fine Antique Silver Inlaid Burmese Dha sword

Very fine Antique Silver Inlaid Burmese Dha sword

 A fine quality antique sword 'Dha' from Burma/Myanmar. The curved steel blade beautifully decorated with thick silver applique for its entire length with characters acting depicting scenes of fighting, Buddha worshipped by devotees, etc amongst foliage and panels of calligraphy. The thick back spine with further silver adornment. The hilt of tubular form, the centre grip section is of copper or a sawossa type alloy, again very beautifully inlaid with silver depicting fighting scenes of men and demons. The pommel applied with a silver disc decorated with a repousse peacock. Good condition, minor loss of silver to the edges, the blade edge with a fair amount of sharpening marks and striations. Circa 1850. 32 inches long overall.  southern asia, south east asia, daarb, dha, dah suassa, philippines keris kris thai thailand siam

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