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Knives, Swords, Letter Openers, Phurbas, Spears, Blowpipes

Brown Dayak Shield & Spear Set, Borneo

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Detail: Brown shield with a 75” spear. Acquired from tribesman in the early 1970’s and brought to the US. Acquired from one of our US agents. Carved in the 1940’s or 1950’s. Gumwood shield. Flat spearhead wrapped with cord to shaft. See other shield / spear sets from Borneo (W-2845).… Continue reading

Black Dayak Shield & Spear Set, Borneo

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Detail: Black shield with a 68” spear. Acquired from tribesman in the early 1970’s and brought to the US. Acquired from one of our US agents. Carved in the 1940’s or 1950’s. Gumwood shield. Spearhead wrapped in decorative metal that looks to be hand stamped designs. This item has been sold. Many thanks M.S. !

Maasai Masai Spear, Kenya Africa

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Detail: Seven feet in length, this spear comes from a Maasai tribe in Kenya. Hand created by a young Maasai warrior for his rights-of-passage into adulthood. Acquired from a tribesman back in the early 1970’s by our Capetown agent, it was shipped to me in the late 1990’s.   This item was SOLD. Thank you, T.D.

Weapons of Moroland, Sword Display, Philippines

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Detail: A display of swords and knives (20 in all), spears, shields and bow/arrow weapons from the Philippines. Each miniature is handcrafted in wood and metal. A great reference. I’m sorry, this item has been sold.

Asian Bone Sword / Dagger, China

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Detail: Acquired from a Los Angeles Asian antique dealer. Superb carvings and detailed scrimshaw. Subtle coloring. Decorative wooden stand is included. Age unknown. Pristine condition. I’m sorry this bone sword has been sold. Thanks D.T.!

Old Lombok Island Kris / Keris / Pedang Sword, Indonesia

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Detail: This is a stunning kris from Lombok, an island in West Nasa Tenggara province Indonesia. Lombok is east of Bali. I believe the hilt is made of Ireng wood and the sheath / warangka is Pelet wood. Notice that the hilt carving is hollow. The blade and hilt are… Continue reading

Old Masai Knife and Sheath, Kenya Africa

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Detail: From a Masai tribe in Kenya. Our trader from South Africa claims this knife is from the early- to mid-1900’s. Blade and sheath are weathered and 100% authentic. Appraised in Cape Town in 2000 at $250.00USD. Ceramic stand sold separately. For the Serious Collector.

Parang Ilang or Mandau Dayak Sword Weapon, Borneo

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Detail: The Parang Ilang (or Mandau, meaning double blades) is the traditional weapon for the Dayak people of Borneo. These swords are believed to have supernatural powers and are passed from generation to generation. Associated with the headhunting ceremony, these swords are both a work of art in itself and… Continue reading

Royalty or Sultan’s Sword, Southeast Asia

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Detail: I was told that this is a Moro royalty sword from the indigenous people of Southern Philippines. It seems to have European influence. If it is not Moro, I would say that it is a Pedang of Sumatra or Pedang Lurus from Java. Regardless, I am assuming it is… Continue reading

Moro Kris Sword, Java Indonesia

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Detail: Wood at each end of the sheath with center section in a silver alloy. The hilt’s grip is in silver with a gold band. Intricate design that matches the sheath. Check the pamor pattern: a mix of alloys, acid etching & maker’s signature. Stand not included. For the Serious Collector.
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