Authentic Antique 19th century sword MANDAU - Parang Ihlang of Head Hunters Dayak of Borneo.
DETAILS: A wooden hilt carved with traditional aso and tuba motifs, wrapped with cord band, and set with hair tufts. A hand forged slightly curved blade, engraved and elaborately pierced.
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age of over 100 years, except for cracks in the wooden hilt and worn hair tufts.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 73.7 cm (29 in).
REFERENCES: 1) “Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago” Albert G. Van Zonneveld 2) “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times” by George Cameron Stone.
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