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Balato oldie

A very old balato from Nias with wooden abstract Lasara hilt , brass engraved ferule and broad blade. The scabbard with a very old collection tag with text :" Klawang from island of N......

.. Coast of Sumatr......." 

scabbard entrance on one side restored.

(The museum in Firenze has two comparable swords once brought back by Elio Modigliani.)

around 1890

Size:  61  cm.


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