Very Rare Piso Halasan Batak Sword Sumatra - 8349


A rare find: A complete authentic sword of the karo Batak people from Sumatra, also known as Piso Halasan . Heavy blade, 22 inches long and almost inch thick at its base. Most probably of laminated steel. Deer horn handle with brass fittings and brass covered scabbard with up-rising tip. The scabbard comes with the original heavy brass carrying chain . Total length 30 inches. Very good condition. A rare sword. For a similar one see: A. Sibeth, THE BATAK, Peoples of the island of Sumatra page 163

 
 
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