Of the various Indonesian jungle knives, this is perhaps the best. Worn on a short thong over one shoulder and close under the pit of the arm, this deadly and efficient bow shaped blade is accessible for instant use. In a land where a hunter has to go up against vine, tree or defend his kill from a hungry beast, a somewhat short, heavy ended blade is a must.
Made from the highest grade high carbon steel, this knife is far better than any of the actual native made blades by leaps and bounds (“leaps and bounds” is an apt description of one of their favorite fighting styles which involved simultaneous jumping and cutting). The grip is from a hard, dark wood left just rough enough to facilitate an excellent grasp when the hands are wet or sticky. The heavy throat and oval brass guard help to balance the blade. The wood scabbard is glued and lashed together just like the originals. It can also be worn like the originals because of the knob at the top of scabbard to hold a thong or be worn through a sash in varying positions at the waist and back. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.
- Overall: 21-1/2"
- Blade: 16" long. 2-1/8" wide, 3/16" thick
- Wt: 1 lb/8 oz