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Old 9th September 2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Parang Nabur?

Last month I could buy a sword of which I think it is a Parang Nabur of south Borneo. What I'd like to know is what reason was the iron detail at the end of the grip made for?
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Old 9th September 2019, 12:40 PM   #2
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Yes, a parang nabur or beladah belabang. This one is a classic with one of many styles of blades, and a wooden hilt mounted in brass in classic form.

NICE example!
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Old 9th September 2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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Wow! Luxurious parang nabur! My congratulations!
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Old 9th September 2019, 01:45 PM   #4
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I think it may represent the crest of a bird's head, possibly the Cockatoo.
Unlike your example mine has notches.
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it may represent the crest of a bird's head, possibly the Cockatoo.


Thank you very much, I should have seen it myself
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