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19C / 20C Borneo Dyak Mandau Head Hunter's Sword, for sale

In good condition for its age, a 19C / early 20C Borneo Dyak Mandau Head Hunter's Sword.

19C / 20C Borneo Dyak Mandau Head Hunter's Sword

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Complete with dyed animal hair. The brass inserts are a give away this this is a genuine circa 19C dyak mandau, not a mid/late 20C tourist piece.

The 19 1/2 inch blade is in good condition, some brass circle inserts missing, but not many. Blade firm in the hilt. The carved bone hilt / grip in good order. The carved wooden sheath starting to separate but good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

An above average example for just £500. Please quote item reference AC63. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0323-1m (1.661).

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