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WW2 British Issued Kachin (Jinghpaw) Tribe Burmese Dha, for sale

In overall good condition, a rare WW2 British Issued Kachin (Jinghpaw) Tribe Burmese Dha.

WW2 British Issued Kachin (Jinghpaw) Tribe Burmese Dha

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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 catch.

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)

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