Arms & Armour, Asian, Ethno & More
By Scollard Auctions
Jun 13, 2024
Brea, California, United States
Auction featuring many fine examples of edged weapons, armour including many helmets and Japanese suit parts, ethnographic pieces featuring pre-Columbian, Filipino and Africa lots, a wide selection of jewelry, fossils and minerals as well as other assorted collectables.

LOT 35:

Dayak Mandau Headhunters Sword w/Scabbard

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Start price:
$ 275
Estimated price :
$600 - $1,200
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sales tax: 7.75% On the full lot's price and commission
Auction took place on Jun 13, 2024 at Scollard Auctions
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Dayak Mandau Headhunters Sword w/Scabbard
Indonesia, Dayak Peoples mandau headhunters sword with scabbard. Bone carved handle with plumes of hair protruding openings. Brass twisted wire wrapped handle. Double-edge blade with a thick spine and double edged tip or fore section. Wood scabbard wrapped in rattan bands of dark and light brown covered in raw hide patches, colorful beads, twine, and multi-colored hair trimmings. Known for their long standing tradition of taking heads and souvenirs like scalps or body parts the Headhunters have now been outlawed and Dayak peoples mostly used the sword as a working weapon such as a machete. Size 28 3/4" L, blade 20 1/4" L

California Arms Collection
Condition: twisted wire grip loose, some loss and looseness to rattan, period repaired elements. Light oxidization and patina to blade and components

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