Moro bat-head parang nabur

length: 22"
blade: 16 1/2"
blade width: 1 11/16"
grip and pommel: 5 1/2"
weight: 1 lb 1.8 oz

Moro or Lumad bat-head prarang nabur, possibly from Krakatoa. Pristine 19th century blade with light wipe-on etch showing the folded steel and clear high temper line. The pommel is a highly stylized bat head. The parang seems to be missing it's guard, ferrule, and grip wrapping, but the blade is tight and solid in the grip. A full 3/8" thick at the base of the blade spine, tapering to 1/16" near the tip. This style of parang nabur is quite rare, and in great condition.