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Rencong Aceh Ulu Tandok 0522.
Rencong Aceh Ulu Tandok 0522 – A very good and rare example of the rencong from
the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. With the unique horn handle facing away
from the sharp edge, and wooden sheath with fine minute carvings, having the typical recong’s characteristics
like the bent handle, the blade’s fretworks etc. subliming infusing the Islamic
invocation “Bismillah” i.e. In the name of Allah.
Sturdy single sharp edge blade is slightly curved, having well executed base fretworks, with the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is common in the region not to use contrasting nickel metals, but stressing more on stronger iron or steel. The blade is well tempered as seen from the darker shades along the edges.
Condition: Aside from reinforced hilt base, rest is all in 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 the late 19th century.
Length of blade: 12". Overall length: 17".
Price:- US$570 excluding shipping.
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$53.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$64.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.
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