Very Good Parang Latok Sword Borneo - 14327

The Parang Latok is a rare Sword / Machete from Kalimantan (Borneo). It is characterized by the heavy wedge blade widening toward the tip, with its lower unsharpened part and the hilt abruptly bent upward, allowing two hands grip of the sword. This one has a 20 inches long blade, 10 mm thick. A square heavy blade extension and a dark wood hilt beautifully carved with chased silver collar. Total length 28 inches. Very good condition. Nicely patinated blade with edge sharpened. Minor pitted spots and edge knick. Very minor loss to the silver collar. Late 19c or early 20th.