20 7/8" Burma / Myanmar Carbon Steel Dha Knife with Bamboo Handle

20 7/8" Burma / Myanmar Carbon Steel Dha Knife with Bamboo Handle
Product Code: Product 566
Product Length: 53.00 cm
Product Weight: 48.00 oz
Reward Points: 0
Availability: 1
Price: $135.00
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This is a dha (the Burmese word for knife). The upswept curve to the blade is uniquely Burmese. Purchased from a dealer in Yangon, Burma, this hand forged carbon steel chopper is made to use. This knife measures in at 20 7/8″. I guarantee you won’t find these anywhere else outside Burma; I personally flew this knife out in my baggage! 

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The blade is 13 3/4″ long and a solid 1/4″ thick all the way along the spine, making it a heavy and effective chopper. The balance point is 5″ in front of the bolster.

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The brass bolster is 2 1/8″ long, and the thick bamboo handle is 5″ long. I’ve never seen a bamboo handle on a chopper anywhere else in the world, but this type of South Asian bamboo is extremely dense and tough. The markings on the handle are from the forge and could be removed with sandpaper if desired, or left to wear off through use.

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The handle allows for a comfortable grip, even for those with larger hands.

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This heavy chopper’s blade widens to 3 1/16″ near the tip.

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There are a few checks in the bamboo from storage--nothing that will impact use. The handle could always be switched out if and when needed.

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This heavy dha chopper weighs about 3 lbs. I don’t know if and when I’ll ever be able to get another one of these! $135 including worldwide shipping.

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