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Old 23rd October 2007, 08:33 PM   #12
VANDOO
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Location: OKLAHOMA, USA
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THE PICTURE OF THE NYABOR WAS ONE I GOT OFF THE NET OR FORUM SOMEWHERE AND WAS THE ONLY PICTURE I HAD OF SOMETHING SIMULAR. WAS IT YOURS? IF SO I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND MY USING IT, WISH IT WAS MINE

I AQUIRED MY EXAMPLE OF THIS UNSUUAL SWORD OVER 7 YEARS AGO ON EBAY FROM A SELLER IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA. THE SELLER JUST CALLED IT A WARRIOR HEADHUNTER SWORD/MANDAU AND SAID IT WAS ABOUT 100 YEARS OLD. IT IS 36 INCHES WITH SCABBARD AND HAS A 22 IN. BLADE. THERE ARE NO COINS PRESENT ON MY EXAMPLE BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF HOLES FOR THEM AND THE REMAINS OF ADHESIVE. THEY ARE ON THE TOP PART OF THE SCABBARD AND ON THE FRONT AND SIDES. JUDGEING FROM THE PATINA THROUGHOUT I DO NOT DOUBT THE SWORDS AGE AT AROUND 100 YEARS BUT I DON'T THINK IT WAS A WORKING WEAPON EVEN THEN BUT PERHAPS A CEREMONIAL ITEM THAT SPENT MOST OF ITS TIME HANGING ON A WALL. THE DRAGON NOT SNAKE AS MINE HAS LEGS AND THE MAN CARRING SOMETHING ARE MUCH THE SAME AS THE OTHER EXAMPLES. I WILL SEE IF I CAN ATTACH SOME PICTURES.
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