Sumatran spear

length: 5' 11"
blade: 12"

Old forged steel blade head, hardwood shaft, heavy 6" brass ferrule. Nice heft to this spear. From Sumatra, Indonesia.

comments from a collector friend who specializes in Indonesian weaponry:
"Another sweety, nothing shamanistic about this one, designed purely for warfare......the flared collar on the ferule suggests battle vs hunting, although it may be an Indonesian variant on a boar spear, desined to keep prey from running up the spear."