Laotian Dha Sword and Scabbard

Old oriental Dha, believed from the region of Laos, but perhaps could be Burmese, with cord-wrapped wood scabbard. Overall length in scabbard is ~32"; overall length out of scabbard is ~28-1/8". Wood grip with rattan wrap; copper ferrule between hilt and blade.>BR> Blade length is ~18-1/2"; rudimentary fullers/grooves on both sides, "hall-marked" on left ricasso; geometric designs on blade back-edge with one gold-colored inlay. Scabbard is wood with decorative inter-laced copper wire wrap; wood is separated at throat (see images).

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