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Sewah Sumatra Ulu Kakaktua Tanduk 0620.

Sewah Sumatra Ulu Kakaktua Tanduk 0620 – Fine example of a small knife or sewah from the central Sumatran regions. Handle is made of buffalo horn and is finely carved in the form of a parrot or kakaktua bird, with the top sheath also made of horn and is finely and deeply carved with pierced through works at places. Bottom stem is made from ebony woods having silver bands and an horn bottom tip.

Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a hexagonal base ferrule, has a shallow fuller or sogokan at the base of the blunt side. These are characteristics of the sewah which is commonly found in central or northern Sumatra.
Pattern welded blade is not using contrasting metals which is the norm of the region, and is forged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 8.5".   Overall length: 12".

Price:- US$390 excluding shipping.

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