In very good condition for its age, a late turn of the 19th / 20th Century Borneo Dyak Mandau Headhunter’s Sword with brass insert decoration.
With brass insert decoration and bone peg on cord, this Mandau has plenty of age yet is in very good condition besides that.
The 50cm blade is in very good condition and firm in the animal bone and hair hilt. The animal skin scabbard is well above average with no major shrinkage. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Dyak Mandaus of this caliber sell in the upper hundreds at auction, and yet, here we are, yours for only (was) £500, now £400 . Please quote item reference AB67. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0130-0.82 (1.373).