Sumba, overall 66 cm, blade 46.5 cm, hilt 15 cm -0102D185-

Kabeala is the Sumba warriors sword, it can be recognized by its solid sheath with a large protrusion at its mouth. It is a made of two pieces of wood attached together with rattan strips. The blade has a very slightly convex and very sharp edge, it is not laminated. The wooden hilt has a brass ferrule.

Man from Sumba wearing a Kabeala

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