S.E.Asia & China

Dao Sword of the Naga People, Assam

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Origin: Nagaland, Assam, India

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 blade  forged from laminated steel rod with high contrast pattern. Wood handle bound with braided rattan strips and a simple disk shaped steel cross guard. The wood scabbard is opened on one side and bound with rattan braided bands. This sword comes with its original carrying belt also made from braided rattan strips.

Blade 25 inches. Total 32 inches. Very good condition. Minor blackened areas on the blade. The rattan belt was broken and repaired.

Authentic, late 19 C. sword




About item 15070

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