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In earlier times in the event of war, the Dayak tribe in general use their unique weapons, the saber . Mandau is an heirloom for generations used by the Dayak tribe and diaanggap as a sacred object. Besides being used at the battle saber is also commonly used by the Dayak tribes to accompany them in performing their daily activities, such as slashing or cutting meat, herbs, or other objects that need to be cut.
Usually the layman will often confusion between saber and the threshold . Lay people or people who are not accustomed to seeing or holding the saber will be difficult to distinguish between saber with the threshold as if seen by naked eye are both almost the same. However, both are very different. But if we look in more detail it will show a very noticeable difference, ie there are carvings on the saber or the encrusted with gold, copper, or silver and saber more powerful and flexible, because the saber is made of volcanic rock that contains iron and processed by an expert. While the threshold is only made of ordinary iron, such as besu per car, chainsaw blades, discs vehicle or other iron rod.
In the colonial days of yore in Borneo, the Dutch soldiers armed with rifles with cutting-edge technology of its time, while the Dayak warriors generally rely solely on chopsticks.However, the Dutch soldiers were far more afraid that the child than the chopsticks Dayak warriors hit by bullets.
That makes undaunted the colonists was the son of chopsticks that are toxic.Before leaving for the battlefield, soldiers Dayak smearing a child’s eye with a chopstick ipuh tree or tree sap Iren.In silence, they shot an act called damek chopsticks. “Hence, no wonder the Dutch say, Dayak warrior’s face like fighting a ghost,” said coach Tarantang Community Petak pot, Chendana Son, in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, on Thursday (06/02/2011).
Without knowing the existence of his opponent, suddenly one by one Dutch soldier was lying, making the rest of his colleagues who are still alive scuttled.Even if had responded with gunfire, the impact of hot lead is far disproportionate to the enormity of the poisoned child chopsticks.