Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
The item to which you refer is Fig. 50 in my version of Rawson which was published in Copenhagen (there are at least two different publishings and they differ somewhat in content). In any case, the Kabui item you refer to has a very different blade and hilt from the one shown by Dave.
I'm surprised that you did not think the ram dao section of Rawson worthy of discussion here. To my eye, the blade form of Dave's sword is closer to some of the Indian/Nepalese ram dao than other examples in his book.