A Beautiful Parang Nabur Sword - 14551
A very nice and elegant Parang Nabur sword from south Kalimantan Indonesia. The single edge blade is 24 inches long with a short false-edged. The handle is carved dark horn of floral motifs inlaid with silver dots and partially covered with silver decoration,embossed silver collar and silver guard. Wood scabbard bound with silver rings and with embossed silver mounts. total length 30 inches. Late 19c, perfect condition.
For a similar Nabur see: Albert G. Van Zonneveld: "TRADITIONAL WEAPONS OF THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO" page 99 fig.390