The weapon used to remove human heads. 24 5/8 length with thick wedge section curved edge blade and tapered palm wood haft bound with split cane. Blade dark with forged finish and sharp edge. Haft sound with wrap complete. Original belt with wood open face scabbard with red split cane medial band, flanked by coarse woven bands with intricate dyed hair bound tassels. Flanking stiff cloth panels with original bar and loop fastener, each with large panel of cowries polished to rectangular form and bound in a tight matrix. About 95% remaining and the balance could be replaced from readily available stock if desired. Cowries were an imported trade item in the Himalayas, valued as money. Few such belts survive.