Nias balato

Traditional Nias sword with fine carved wooden hilt in Lasara dragon shape with the monkeylike bechu figure on his back.

Wooden scabbard with old style brass work and rattan charmball with a combi of wild boar's tusks and antler carved tusks.Some tusks have damage.A mid 20th century example still made following the old tradition.

Size:  71 cm.

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