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

Rencong Aceh Ulu Tandok 0414

Rencong Aceh Ulu Tandok 0414 -  From Aceh, northern Sumatra, this rather rare form of knife called the rencong has the hilt made of buffalo horn and wooden sheath with typical floral motif relief carvings.
Very sturdy blade with good perabots or fretworks at the base and an angled sharp edge, typical of rencong’s form. The shape of the rencong is said to represent the Islamic invocation "Bismillah" i.e. In the name of Allah.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting which is quite the norm, but shows forging in the mlumah technique.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from repaired hilt's horn tip, 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: 10.2".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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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