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    Posted: 17-Jun-2012 at 09:34
The Thai sword was called a Dha. Although derived from the Chinese Dao it bore a close resemblence to the Japanese Katana
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Dha is the Burmese word for sword, Darb is the Thai word. The Thai word just means 'sword' so any kind of sword is a Darb. One particular kind of Thai sword is a Grabee.
 


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What did the Grabee look like Toltec? Similar to this Thai Dah?
http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3743
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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jun-2012 at 21:36
It's a short sword, there's a whole martial art designed around fighting with two short swords.
 
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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jun-2012 at 01:23
Originally posted by Nick1986

What did the Grabee look like Toltec? Similar to this Thai Dah?
http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3743
 
Dah is just a misspelling of darb or dahb.
 
So "Thai Dah Sword" translates to "Thai Sword Sword"
 
 
Some Thai Swords.
 
 


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