Accession Nr.: 262.1-2
Type: weapons and armament; metalwork; carving
Date of production:
18th − 19th century
Place of production:
Acquisition: collection of Ferenc Hopp
Materials/Techniques: steel, copper, wood, bamboo, plant fibre
Dimensions: lenght of the sword: 73 cm
Collected by Ferenc Hopp.This dayak sword or machete belonging to the parang type is relatively easy to recognise by the change of its direction at a sharp angle above the hilt from where the blade gradually widens. Its scabbard is made of two flat pieces of wood joined together by plant fibres and rattan. As a decoration, a dried fruit dangles from the end of a string. The top of the hilt is a characteristic carved wooden 'knob', above which a part of the handle is wrapped in metal cord. Designed for two-handed use.