MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Klewang Pedang Sabit Sumatra Tandok Perak 0715.

Klewang Pedang Sabit Sumatra Tandok Perak 0715 - Another unusual sabre like sword or pedang sabit from southern Sumatran, with the buffalo horn hilt in a rather "simplified" version of the makara;- a mythical creature combining an elephant, a dragon and a fish. Wooden sheath is encased with finely repoussed silver and ring bands.

Long and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile, or sabit, with a single sharp edge and a fuller or sogokan running alongside the blunt edge from the base till the tip.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to mid to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 20".   Overall length: 26".

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