Survivor Knife / small iLang knife. Deer horn hilt is extremely rare for any form of Borneo knife. Circa 1960.
Length: 50 cm / 19.7 inches
Diameter: 1.8 cm / 0.7 inches
Weight: 0.15 kg / 0.3 lb After packing: 0.5 kg / 1 lb
Parang ilang: In Mandau the ilang means double knife and only the Parang Ilang has this characteristic with 2 blades: the main sword and a small tribal survivor knife fitted at the back of the scabbard. A Parang is used primarily as a chopping tool or weapon. With a heavy blow, a parang can penetrate flesh or bone, while relatively little effect would be obtained by means of a cutting stroke.
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