19th Century Burmese Ivory and Solid Silver
Dha / Dah, Sold
In good condition, a superb 19th Century Burmese Ivory and Solid
Silver Dha / Dah.
Acid tested at the mouth of the sheath / scabbard to both determine
whether solid silver and to hide the test mark, the sheath and ferrule
of the hilt is solid silver, while the main grip body of the hilt
is a single piece of pure ivory; see below silver acid test showing
a blood red result for very high silver content.
The 36.5 cm hand forged steel blade is aged but in very good condition
and firm in the hilt. The silver ferrule section of the hilt is
good but has worn through in one tiny patch; most likely as a result
of being held over the years. The slightly curved solid single piece
ivory grip is exceptional good but there is the beginnings of an
age crack at the top. The intricately decorated solid silver on
wood sheath is in very good condition, though aged. The dha sheaths
and draws well, if a little sticky in places. Total sheathed length
is 63.5 cm.
A truly above average example of a fine Burmese dha / dah; yours
for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference V40
(0984). Further / full sized images available upon request.