dao

Dao (Naga type of axe/chopper) Metal blade of basic triangular shape: short but broad single edged curved blade, with wing on the back/top side. The blade decorated with two rows of incised short lines near the top on the right (sharpened edge side) with three sets of six short lines lower down. The haft recessed for almost half of its length from the blade end, covered with a short reinforcing metal strip around haft-end where the blade is inserted, and followed by a band of red-dyed cane bound and tied on, and a long band of narrow fibre strips bound and plaited on, mostly covered in dark resin. The remainder of the haft is plain and undecorated, with a shallow groove on the right side.

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