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Moro Barung/Barong Sword Indonesian-Kalimantan Carved Hilt

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Moro Barung/Barong Sword Indonesian-Kalimantan Carved Hilt.
Beutifull wood grained scabbard with REAL Turtel Shell Inlay(this pre- cites treaty Ban of 1947)
The Barung dates from 1930s-1945 brought in the Philippines by a serving Navy sailor or USMC soldier.
Very sharpe blade with good carving/file work to the back of the blade.

9- Moro Keris/Kris Barung/Barong. Possibly from Kalimantan (north Borneo). Beautifully carved Indonesian type handle of a winged topless lady/demon wearing a finely carved headdress. Lady/Monster is sitting on foliate designed base/stump. Light coloured 2-piece scabbard with beautifull opelescant tiger-grained , top of scabbard is inlaid with mother of pearl and real turtleshell designs. Some of the inlay is missing. Letters USN (US navy). Thick and sturdy razorsharp blade has nice carving and designs to the back edge. Blade length 13 inches / 34.3 cm. Overall length in scabbard is just under 19 inches / 48 cm. Some slithers of wood missing towards tip of the scabbard.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 May, 2012.