19C Borneo Dyak Mandau / Head Hunter's Sword
/ Parang Ihlang, sold
An exceptional example and in very good condition, a 19th Century
Borneo Dyak Mandau / Head Hunter's (Parang Ihlang) Sword with extensive
brass insert work and other decoration.
An exceptional, we believe top museum grade example of a 19th Century
Borneo Dyak Mandau / Head Hunter's Sword (Parang Ihlang). The 23
1/2 inch blade has multiple rows of characteristic round brass inserts
along one side, plus other blade decorations. There are even round
brass inserts along the spine of the blade. The bone hilt is in
exceptional condition, complete with animal (monkey) hair. The sheath
is an above average example with carved wood panels. Everything
is firm and good.
This is truly an exceptional example and we are unlikely ever to
be offer one of this quality and condition for such a low price.
Please quote item reference H14 (985). Further / full-sized pictures
available upon request.