S.E.Asia & China

Dao Sword of the Naga People, Assam

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Origin: Assam

Date: Late 19 C.


The Naga people of the Nagaland in Assam, North East India use several types of swords, including a long Dao sword with a single edge blade, similar to blades of Tibet and Bhutan the neighboring countries. These swords usually comes with an open side scabbard, like in the Dao sword offered here.

This sword is most probably coming from the Angani Naga people. Long heavy and thick bladeĀ  forged from laminated steel rod with high contrast pattern and heat hardened edge. Wood handle bound with braided rattan strips and a white metal collar. The wood scabbard is opened on one side and bound with rattan braided bands. This sword comes with its original fabric covered carrying belt.

Blade 27 inches. Total 40 inches. Very good condition. Minor blackened areas on the blade.

Authentic, late 19 C. sword



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