This section hold collections of traditional weapons. Parangs, blowpipes, axe, swords, knife by the tribe head hunter. Traditional weapons are the symbol of bravery of the warriors in the villages.

Traditional weapons Dayak Parang, is believed to have supernatural power. They are transmitted from generation to generation. Good quality blades are made of iron which does not oxidize. Also like the Keris, meteorite ore including titanium, was used to make blades.

Inland Dayak Tradtional weapons :

Parang Ilang or Mandau which means “double knife”. It has 2 blades. The main sword and a small knife fitted in the back of the sheath.

Parang Pandat, is the war Parang of the Land-Dayaks. It has an elongated angled blade with a cross guard.

Parang Latok, is used by the Land-Dayaks. It has an angled blade like the Pandat.

Sea Dayak traditional weapons Parang are different from the Parang Ilang. They have a curved blade and a hook (krowit) on the blade near the hilt. Therefore, krowit which serves as a finger guard. They can be divided in four different types:

Niabor, with a curved blade traditional weapons. The edge curves towards the back to the tip. Just below the hilt, on the edge, is a large krowit (also called kundieng). The blade is not decorated and may have a groove. The hilt has a long angled protrusion and no hair.

Langgai Tinggang, which means “the longest tail feather of the hornbill.”, similar to the Niabor. Furthermore, the hilt is similar to the traditional weapons Parang Ilang. A groove runs along the blade from the krowit to the tip. The krowit is not as protruding as on the Naibor and is further from the hilt.

Jimpul, similar to the Langgai Tinggang. However, the krowit is only developed on one side. The tip of the blade is in a slanting angle.

Synoptic of Traditional weapons Dayak Parang, according to Shelford

BladeTypeTribe
Single edged, sides not flat, truncated pointParang IlangKayan, Kenyah, Kajaman, Kanowit, Kelabit, Punan
Double edgedBayuSea-Dayak
Single edged without truncated point, no finger guardParang PedangMalay, Melanau
Single edged without truncated point, prominent finger guardNiaborSea-Dayak
Single edged without truncated point, finger guard not prominentLanggai TinggangSea-Dayak
Single edged with truncated point, long and narrow PakayunMurut
Single edged with truncated point, broad JimpulSea-Dayak
Angled, largest width <5cmLatokMalay, Melanau
Angled, largest width >5cmBukoLand-Dayak
Angled, no hiltPandatLand-Dayak

Traditional weapons are beautiful collectibles of each culture. Therefore, traditional weapons are gorgeous decoration too. Apart from being a collector, our collections helps to explain and preserve the culture of each tribes in Asia. Therefore, all their stories and culture will not be forgotten. Thus, we welcome all to view and visit this section of traditional weapons in our gallery.

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KAPAK JAWA OLD PRIMITIVE AXE AX AXES WEAPON Hindu Indonesia Stone Blade Knife

WE01374 KAPAK JAWA OLD PRIMITIVE AXE WEAPON Hindu Indonesia Stone Blade Knife

$750.00 $450.00
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Tribal Axe

WE01576 KAPAK JAWA 250mm JAW BONE TRIBAL AXE AX AXES WEAPON Hindu Stone Blade Knife

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WE01941 FOUR SUMPIT 80″ / 1980mm NATIVE BLOWPIPE SPEAR Primitive Hunting Weapon Knife

$480.00
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Ceremonial Sword

WE01943 ANTIQUE 670mm DAYAK MELAWI SWORD Knife Weapon Dagger Keris Samurai Machete

$550.00 $350.00
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WE01322 PEDANG SUMBAWA Antique Sword Golok Knife Parang Weapon Arms Lesser Sunda Bali

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Headhunting Sword

WE01057 DAYAK WEAPON SWORD Parang Jimpul Borneo Headhunter Headhunting Sword Knife Blade

$380.00 $220.00