Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Iron, brass, wood
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An Afghan sickle, forged from one piece of iron. The blade has a thickening at the back for added strength.
Overlaid with brass on one side, done over bold two-directional crosshatching. The reverse is plain.
It sits in a simple wooden hilt with an iron ferrule, through which a nail holds both ferrule and blade in place.
Good, honest, original condition throughout.
For more information on the type, see my glossary article: Lohar, Lor (لور), lawa-āor (لواور )
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This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.