Miao/Hmong dha

length: 31"
blade: 20 3/4"
blade width: 1 1/4" at widest
grip and pommel: 10 1/4"
weight (sword): 12.5 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 1 lb 12.2 oz

Vietnam-era dha from the Miao (Hmong) of Indochina, Southeast Asia, possibly a vet bring-back. This dha's hand forged steel blade with with engraved abstract patterns is 1/4" thick at the spine tapering down to the (very) sharp point. Blade also has incised brass inlay on the spine. The grip is traditional wood wrapped in rattan bands, with brass fittings. The sword is in very good condition, with no chips, bends or breaks to the blade. The scabbard has some surface wear but no major damage.