AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Steel, wood, rattan
DESCRIPTION: – Borneo Dayak Hunting Knife Parang – Age related wear
LENGTH: – 73cm
BLADE LENGTH:– 57cm
GRIP LENGTH: – 14cm
WEIGHT:– 800 gms
Antique possibly 19th century Borneo Dayak Hunting Knife Parang sometimes referred to as an headhunters knife with tribal motives and symbols on one side of the sheath, a bamboo piece on the length of the sheath also shows tribal motives and symbols, the grip is made from a tightly woven plaited bamboo or vine with a wooden animal like shape on the top.
This is the genuine article and not a tourist piece, age related wear in keeping with its age and use, blade is pitted in places with light rust.