Antique / Vintage Headhunters Letter Opener. Miniature. Sterling silver. Brass. Borneo
Authentic headhunting swords like this were popular in the mid- to late- 1800s . . . even up to the mid-1900s (in certain locations).
The primitive weapon collector I purchased it from said it had a sterling silver foundation with copper inlay and brass handle . . . and – as shown – a tuft of hair.
Did I mention it was a letter opener suitable for lopping off the top of any envelope?
Also, did I mention that it is really cool? Look at the detail!
Only suitable for a very special and Serious Collector. Stands not included.