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Burmese dha, which belonged to Captain James Samuel Watts (died 1908). The hilt of the dha consists of a two-handed, slightly curved grip, made of bamboo or a similar wood. The grip is circular in section and made in one piece, the blade having been hammered into it. The grip is bound in an ornamental fashion at the top with eight strands of plaited plant fibre, at the mid-point with four strands and there are traces of binding at the pommel end. The steel blade is a slightly curved and shaped like a falchion (a short curved sword). The scabbard is made from two pieces of wood bound together near the bottom and the top with a single strand of woven or plaited plant fibre similar to that used on the grip.
- Image reference: E1475
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London