Unusual small dagger, its handle made of horn and carved in the shape of a forearm and fist. The strangely shaped iron blade bears the craftsman's initials. Indonesia, Borneo Island. Length: 7 3/8" (18,7 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Signs of long use, otherwise good condition.
DESCRIPTION: A unique hand crafted Burmese knife dating from the mid 1800’s or earlier. The sheath of the knife is crafted from horn and embossed silver in a floral pattern while the back is covered in a copper plate. A rope is attached to a copper loop for tying it to a belt. The handle of the knife is bone with circular burn decorations on one side and ebony wood on the other. The butt has been crafted in layers of silver, copper and wood, capped with brass...
Impressive antique wavy blade with a good pamor and a gilt flower design. The large selut is very detailed and inlaid with gemstones. A moving snake (dapur luk) with eleven curves gives self-confidence, commands respect and has a positive influence on the career of the owner. Wooden hilt (ukiran). No sheath. In good condition.
This Java keris has an antique straight blade with a nice pamor and a wooden hilt. The wranka and the sheath are hand-painted.
In good condition.
Impressive antique keris from Sumatra (Indonesia)with a very detailed carved ivory hilt (ukiran palembang), representing a garuda-like bird man. A wood sheath with wrangka palembang and a lacquer finish. The mendak and selut are set with gemstones, probably pieces of diamond. Very nice pamor. In good condition.
A heavy mandau with antler grip from the Dayak people of Borneo island. The plaited belt on the scabbard is still there as is the small scabbard for the side-knife. The small knife itself is missing. The blade is very thick and heavy. This is truly a jungle work-horse. Quite strong oxidation in general but almost clean along the cutting edge. What might appear as pitted holes are in fact imperfections from the forging. Total length 68cm.
Reduced in price from 850 euro to 675 euro.
A so called "mandau" from the Dayak people on Borneo island, probably the Kenyah tribe.
Iron blade with engraving and brass inlay. Wooden grip with tufts of hair. The scabbard is damaged and incomplete; there's no plaited belt, no side-knive and part of the rattan weaving is lacking. This sword was collected in the 1930's by a Dutch missionary. Length 70,5cm.
Reduced in price from 675 euro to 575 euro.
A very fine and complete so called Dua Lalan from the Toraja people, Sulawesi island (former Dutch East Indies Celebes), Indonesia. Dua Lalan means "double use", both for headhunting and slaughtering buffalo's. Great laminated iron blade. Horn grip with rattan weaving. Wooden scabbard with rattan weaving, horn end-knob and flat and woven brass bands. Complete with the plaited fibre belt. Total length 77cm.
Reduced in price from 1.175 euro to 975 euro.
A relatively scarce sword from the Batak people. Good old iron that appears to be laminated along the sharp edge. Beautifully stylized horn grip with silver decoration (incomplete). Original scabbard largely covered with silver. Around 1900. Total length 60cm.
Reduced in price from 875 euro to 725 euro
A headhunters sword from the Dayak people, eastern part of the Indonesian part of Borneo, Kalimantan. The short size implicates it's a child's version of an adult sword. The carving on the deer stag grip -stylized dragon heads- means it belonged to the elite upper class of one of the tribes that lived along the Mahakam river. In this case probably Kayan people.
Lenght without scabbard 53,5cm. Simple blade but good quality handle with intricate carving and nice rattan weaving...
A headhunters sword from the Indonesian part of Borneo (Kalimantan). Good quality iron blade with wrought curls and inlaid brass dots. Simple wooden grip and the scabbard complete with loop-belt. The side knife is missing. Length (without scabbard) 68cm.
The blade seems to me an offshoot of the type that was sold and bartered all along the course of the Mahakam River in eastern Kalimantan...
A simple mandau with a wooden handle and rattan weaving. Lenght 65cm. The blade is rather coarse but wrought convex/concave as it should be.
Reduced in price from 225 euro to 185 euro.
A fine example of a so called "sikin panyang" or "long sikin". Laminated steel with a horn grip. It belonged to the people of Aceh, an area in the North-West of Sumatra island (Indonesia).
It is probably a spoil of war, brought home by a Dutch soldier from the KNIL army around 1900. One reason to think so is that it- like many of it's peers- doesn't have a scabbard. The weapons were picked up from the battlefield- the scabbards on the bodies left behind. Length 76cm...
A very old example of a so called "dualalan" sword from Sulawesi island, former Dutch East Indies Celebes. It comes from the Toradja people. The name dualalan means "double use" referring to the fact that it could be used both for headhunting as well as to sacrifice water buffaloes. Horn handle and endknob of the scabbard. Laminated iron blade with a forged "knot" near the handle.
Condition: some wear to the handle, some rattan binding missing from the scabbard. Very good patina...
19th century or earlier Indonesian kris (keris) knife handle carved out of staghorn depicting a fierce raksasi (demon) with one leg up. Excellent quality carving, great face with bulging eyes and protruding fangs. Beautiful patina, natural blemishes to the material, in excellent condition, no breaks. Set on a nicely made wooden base. Handle height 4 1/8 inches, height with stand 5 3/8 inches.