Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Clearwater, Florida
I may well be wrong, but this seems to have an Indonesian feel to it, with the patterning in the blade seeming inconsistant with othre Moro panabas.On the other hand, my giant kampilon blade has two inlaid silver dragons facing each other on each side that have an almost Thai flair tro them, and I suspect that the blade may well be 18th century, so don't rule out a Moro piece.
Another very nice and interesting piece....very nice find!
Michael, a question, if I may...are the holes on one side only or do they go all the way through?
If the latter, often bronze or steel rings went through them, sometimes with bells or other items attached.