The Parang Niabor
The Parang Niabor (also Niabor, Beadah, Naibor Nyabor, Nyabur, Parang Njabur Laki Laki) is a sword of Borneo, Indonedia. The weapon has a slightly curved, double-edged, heavy blade. The blade is wider from the marker to the place. The site is rounded or cut at an angle depending on the version. The blade usually has one or more hollow sections interrupted and no central ridge.
They are not usually decorated. In some versions on the blade a nose-like projection is forged, who sits on the cutting edge, in the vicinity of the booklet. This projection serves as a kind of parry and is called “Kundieng”. Also this is typical for these swords. Below this “nose” of the blade is rectangular. This side is called “Sangau”. The blade section between the nose and the hilt is “Tamporian”.
The cutting edge is convex, concave shape of the back. The issue has usually no parry and consists of the horn of the Sambur deer, as in the Mandau. The pommel is carved in the traditional way and are not decorated with animal hair. This carvings are named as follows:
- Cantok resam (might mean a specific name blossoms of a flower).
- Telingei (mean. "scorpion").
- Entadoc kaul (mean "interlocking caterpillars").
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