Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Sword, sheath and belt

Sword, sheath and belt

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. H.S. Wallace

  • Museum number:

    IM.25 to B-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sword, sheath and sling, the sword blade of steel, with a teak hilt wood bound with five bands of plaited cane, wooden sheath open on one side and a cane and rattan hoop sling.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


19th century (made)




Length: 23.75 in Sword, Length: 22.50 in Scabbard, Diameter: 18 in Sling

Object history note

Made by one of the Kachin Hill Tribes of the Kindat District, Chindwin, Upper Burma.

This sword, scabbard and sling are identical with two Assamese "Khamti daos" Nos 2887 and 2898.

As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.690

Descriptive line

Sword, sheath and belt daoforged steel, with teak wood and cane, Kachin, N W Burma, 19th century.

Production Note



Steel; Teak; Larch; Rattan; Cane


Arms & Armour


South & South East Asia Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.