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MANDAU SWORD, BORNEO, 19TH C.

Lot : 3

FINE ARMS & ARMOUR

Estimate: $300.00 - $500.00

Starting Price: $300.00

Result: $400.00

Condition: Very good, tip of the scabbard is broken off

Dimensions: length 28 5/8 in. 

Auction Date: March 26, 2017

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Mandau is the traditional weapon of the Dayak people of Borneo, oftentimes associated with the headhunting ceremony. Strong blade with engraved design, well carved dark horn hilt nicely carved, attached on the side is a scull scraper knife with a stag top and boar's tusk amulet. This is a complete specimen of top quality.