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Sewah Aceh Tandok Sada Saler 0311.

Sewah Aceh Tandok Sada Saler 0311 - Very good and rare example of a side weapon called sewah. From the northern Sumatran region of Aceh, the hilt is made from brownish horn suggesting the seladang or wild buffalo. Kemuning wood top sheath with angsana bottom stem having a silver alloy bottom tip.

Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a shallow fuller at the base or sogokan, with the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade;- a common sewah characteristics.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique and shows a central vertical line along the middle of the blade called sada saler. It is said to guide the owner in life’s obstacles.

Condition: 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 15.3".

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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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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