WW2 British Issued Kachin (Jinghpaw) Tribe
Burmese Dha, for sale
In overall good condition, a rare WW2 British Issued Kachin (Jinghpaw)
Tribe Burmese Dha.
The British Army in Burma during WW2 sourced locally produced dhas,
marked them with British broad arrow etc. markings, and then gave
them to warriors from the Allied aligned Kachin (Jinghpaw) Tribe
to help them defend the Burma Road against the Japanese. This one
is very different in that a 5 Mils Palestinian coin has been used
as the tang hold in the pommel recess; remove it at your own risk
to discover the date of the coin (on the other side) but it is almost
certainly going to be a pre-war coin, mostly likely used by a resourceful
British soldier to repair the dha.
The 22 1/8 inch blade is in good condition, a little light rust
but nothing much. Blade a little loose in the grip due to the improvised
tang disc being a fairly pliable Copper-Nickel. The scabbard is
basically form from two hollowed wood halves, and they would fall
apart if the brass scabbard fittings were removed. The scabbard
is good for age. The dha sheathes & draws well enough but can
Find another if you can! A bargain at £500. Please quote
item reference S87. Further / full sized images available upon request.
Box 0701-1m (1.923)