A good Parang Nabur, Borneo 19th century
A good Indonesian Parang Nabur from Kalimantan, Borneo. The curved blade with an openwork tip makes it typical for the Southern region. The blade has three fuellers on both sides and is much above average quality. The hilt is made of a brass guard and thumbrest with a carved buffalo horn handle and iron pommel. Most of these sword were made during the Banjarmasin Sultanate during the 19th century wich were strongly influenced by the Dutch Naval cutlasses. The aesthethics of these swords share those from the Dayak Mandau swords wich show similarities in style of the blades. Borneo, late 19th century.
Copyright by Peter Andeweg – 2020
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