A fine quality sword with a well executed, working hilt in the traditional style of the Bahau People. The hilt is well formed with nice patina and hair tassels. The base of the hilt is tightly bound with a woven band and pitch. The well made blade has a chisel edge on the right side and the left side is flat. There is nice decorative scroll work at the bottom of the ricasso and the top forward edge of the blade where there are also several brass inserts. On the upper area of the right face, the blade is further adorned with an incised wave pattern. In very good condition with patina, abrasions from age and use and with minor dark spotting. The scabbard is carved and banded with split cane. One band is missing and one portion of the suspension has broken loose. Late 19th to very early 20th C. Overall length 26.5" blade 21.5".