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Old 15th February 2021, 06:05 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Battara
And here is my bading panabas with okir edge. Bands in copper with a silver strip around the end.
Hi Jose,

Nice blade with carving on the end. This is now the third or fourth one of these I have seen, so yours is not alone. Any thoughts about the significance of this style variant?

As an aside, I have a very nice little Vietnamese or Malaysian chopper that is about 16-18 inches long and would pass for a miniature panabas (hilt is not typical thought). It has similar scalloped carvings to the end of its blade.


P.S. Found a picture (not very good one) of that chopper.

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