A very attractive Siamese Daarb, Darb, Dha, sword from the later period of the 18th century.
This sturdy and formidable example offer the best of both worlds, that of a very attractive dress sword of rank and a very well balanced fighter of good length.
Overall in the scabbard this example measures 93cms, out it is just under 90cms with a 52cm blade.
The long silver repousse hilt remains in outstanding condition for its age. All detail is very clear and well made. The pommel has stood the test of time very well with only a very small depression to the end.
The scabbard is most unusual in that it is of a copper alloy construction. In certain evening and candle lights the whole scabbard has a silver shimmer to it, most likely indicating a copper silver mix.
The blade remains free from pitting and carries only light staining to its surface. The spine is a dome form all the way to the tip. The edge remains sharp and the blade shows a clear laminated pattern and clear blue highlights along the blade most likely the famous Namphee steel.
A very beautiful and rare Thai sword.
Please note, all items with the Gallery page are examples from my personal collections. These items are not currently offered for sale but are sometimes released to the For Sale page as tastes and items vary.