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Dua Lalan
Sulawesi Highlands

War sword Sacrifice sword Dua Lalan Toraja Central Sulawesi keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com


A rare Dua Lalan, Toraja, central and south Sulawesi

This rare antique sword is from the Mountainous regions of Central Sulawesi. It measures 70.5cms overall in the scabbard, 67.5cms out. The thick straight 49cm long blade shows a lovely pamor throughout its surfaces.
The finely carved horn hilt shows tribal geometric patterns to the side faces and its spine. It is rattan bound towards the blade with the wood scabbard also bound in rattan for most of its length and has a large horn ferrule to the base.

"Dua Lalan" comes from its double useage, to either slaughter buffaloes for funeral sacrifice or to slaughter invaders during times of war.
A strong and lethal sword capable of delivering a mighty blow.

Similar swords can be seen in Albert G. Van Zonneveld, Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, page 43.

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