19C Borneo Dayak Mandau with Langgei Puai
whittling knife, sold
In aged but sound condition, a rare 19th Century Borneo Dayak
Mandau with Langgei Puai whittling knife.
A rare authentic 19th Century Dyak Mandau with embedded copper
circles into the blade.
The 20 inch blade is a pleasing dark brown with patina; the tip
point of the blade has rust pitting / damage and the end point is
a little bent, but overall sound. There is a slight amount of movement
of the blade in the carved hardwood hilt. The scabbard is equally
aged and worn. The Langgei Puai whittling knife is included and
believed to be original to the mandau, though of a different wood.
Buying Dayak Mandaus with copper blade inserts under £1000
is not easy. This then is a bargain at only £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference M46a (1255). Further / full
sized images upon request.