19C Borneo Dayak Mandau / Parang Ilang /
Malat / Baieng, sold
In good condition, a rare and fine 19th Century Borneo Dayak Mandau
/ Parang Ilang / Malat / Baieng with Langgei Puai whittling knife.
An exceptional 19th Century Dyak mandau, probably for a village
elder or chief. The well made and often elaborate blade engraved
and embedded with gold or copper into both the normal circles plus
rarer stylized "s"'s. The hilt and Langgei Puai whittling
knife with very well carved ivory. The sheath with embossed dragons.
The 18 1/4 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt.
The hilt remarkably good for its age; one small ring just before
the blade is broken, otherwise just age and wear. The ivory remains
very good with only tiny damage / wear. The sheath shows age, some
splitting near the throat, but still sound and good.
Try and find a better one! Especially at only £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference M21 (1254). Further / full
sized images upon request.