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A mandau from Eastern Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia.

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Mikael Jaspers
By Appointment - Nij Beets
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A mandau from Eastern Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia.
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. I see up-river Kenyah tribe elements in it, but that's just my opinion. Reduced in price from 675 euro to 550 euro.

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