MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Burmese Dha Silver 0812.

Burmese Dha Silver 0812 A very good example of a sword from Burma called the dha. Fittings are made of wood and are fully encased with thick plain silver, with the typically long cylindrical hilt having grooves at the grip, and bottom stem of sheath tapering.

Long and very sturdy single sharp edge blade, with an arcing profile and a slightly broad tip. Chiseled makings are typical of the regions styles.

Pattern welded blade with arrangements in the mlumah technique.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 20".   Overall length: 35".

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Our Pledge:

We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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