Rare Balato Sword, Nias, Indonesia - 14470

The Balato is the traditional sword of the people residing in the Nias island, South West of Sumatra. These are considered quite scarce. The sword offered here for sale is a late 19 C. with a 20 inches long blade with the edge is on the clipped side of the blade. Very nice grained Wood handle shaped in a styled animal head and with a brass collar. Total length 26 inches. Very good quality sword.