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Iban Small Knives

Iban Small Knives

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1930: Item # 1480248

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Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
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A pair of small “utility” knives made by Iban people of Sarawak, East Malaysia. These were frequently carried in the sheaths of their larger brothers, the Dayak mandau. The blades are hand forged, possibly scavenged steel from the leaf springs form an old car. Circa last half of the 20th century. The longer thinner knife has carved deer horn at one end (repaired see enlargement) . See enlargements to see details of the carvings. Both blades are sharp and serviceable. Lengths: 53cm/20.8in and 49cm/19.2in.

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