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Old 5th September 2019, 05:07 AM   #1
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Default mandau with atypical blade?

Don't know much about mandaus. Does anyone know which sub tribe this come from? and the blade doesn't look like typical mandau blade to me. Appreciate any explanation.

Won this in a recent auction. didn't generate much interest so got it within my means.
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Old 5th September 2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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I don't know a lot about these; the blade doesn't seem "atypical," for a mandau (please give closeups if you can), however, the handle seems unusual.
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Sorry no close up for the moment as the item is still not with me. But here are blown up pics of the blade showing a rather basic decoration.
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Old 5th September 2019, 09:11 PM   #4
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Good evening,

The blade looks concave / convex on the first 2 pictures, which makes it a mandau blade. Th egenaral shape is not atypical
The decoration that is visible on the last pictures looks indeed a bit atypical.

Better picture in due time will be nice.

Nice carved handle. the bronze sleeve is atypical, and probably even a later addition. Maybe a sleeve from a spear/lance that was modified ?
handles with silver sleeves are sometimes seen.

tastefull weapon nevertheless.

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