16 hand-forged, circular, metal disks are threaded through their center circular cut outs onto 3 sided loops on the hand forged metal rattles top below is a 3 inch hilt that terminates in a flared U shape directly above the blade the back of the blade is flat while the blades front is a concave shape with a ridge running vertically down the middle the whole piece rusted.
Red David Howard Tribal Arts sticker 1239A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 18 1/2 inches long..
Similar examples in The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand by Jess Pourret page 208, Peoples of the Golden Triangle by Paul and Elaine Lewis page 169.
Condition: Severe rust is suitable for the age and material.
Up for Auction on January 23, 2021
Estimate: $400 - 700