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Old 30th May 2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default Burmese Dah?

I picked this very simple piece up today for a very modest price. Best guesses on origin?
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Old 31st May 2015, 12:25 AM   #2
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I have had this smaller one in nicer condition for a while.
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Old 31st May 2015, 01:28 AM   #3
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Hi Marcus:

These are from northern Thailand, mostly second half of the 20th C. Quite a few found their way back here with GIs who had served in Vietnam. One of our Classic Threads has quite a lot of information about them: http://www.vikingsword.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001291.html

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Old 31st May 2015, 03:46 PM   #4
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the pointy scabbard as opposed to a square cut tip usually points to thailand. just to be perverse, a square/rounded tip may not conversely point to burmah.
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The handle on the smaller example is mounted upside-down. I wouldn't necessarily spend much time or effort correcting it on one of these, but if you intend to display or keep it as a late 20th century example of the type, you may want to...
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