This is an interesting ethnographical item - a Naga Dao Ceremonial Sword.
The blade is made of thick steel which is finished with a dull matt silver tone paint.
The blade is heavy - but it is not sharp - so it would not cut you or be considered a weapon, as such. I would imagine that it is for more ceremonial events and display in processions etc. It has a wooden handle with is bound with a woven length of red plastic. I am not sure if this is original to the Dao or a later addition to replace any earlier woven canework.
At the end, it is embellished with long strands of bright scarlet red hair.
The total length is 30 1/2 inches. The blade is 3 3/4 inches at the widest point.
I have two of these Naga collectables available in my store, as well as a Nagaland Brass Necklace.
This Dao is in very good antique condition with no damages (apart from the woven red plastic section on the handle). This is reflected in my asking price.
Please note - that this cannot be considered as a weapon - and it is more of a decorative item. The blade is not sharp and has no cutting edges.
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