Malaysian parang

length: 17"
blade: 11 1/2"
blade width: 15/16" base 1 1/8" max
grip: 5"

Modern made in the ancient tradition, this contemporary knife came to me from a dealer in Sarawak who advertised it as a Dyak parang from Borneo. Beautiful woodwork on handle and scabbard, hand-worked blade is extremely sharp. A very nice beginning or addition to an ethnographic weapons collection.