View Single Post
Old 30th September 2020, 05:16 AM   #1
JeffS's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: COVID refugee
Posts: 115
Default Origin of this mandau?

Hello. I know mandau are tricky but hoping to narrow this one down to more than "Dayak". I've seen a few photos with similar style carving but no attribution. The blade is a nice piece of work, simple for a mandau but very well executed. The silver on the hilt seems to be a bit unusual. Battara got a good look at this one when he rescued the scabbard from complete disintegration. The plug is synthetic, likely done as a repair by a collector or dealer unless anyone has heard of Dayak using synthetic materials. Photos from Oriental Arms.
Attached Images
JeffS is offline   Reply With Quote