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Antique Swords of Borneo

INDO605: Marut Pakayun Sword

 

INDO605: Marut Pakayun Sword

A rare and fine Pakayun sword from the Marut Dayak of Northern Borneo. The wood handle retains its original rattan wrapping and tuft of human hair and the collar is made of cast bronze. The blade is quite heavy and shows a fine linear pattern and hardened edge. The scabbard is in very good condition and is complete with rattan bands, back wood block and human hair decoration.     

Previously in a collection in the Netherlands.

32 1/2" Overall with a 25" Blade that is 3/8" at the Back Edge. 19th century, Borneo, Indonesia.    ....Sold

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