Good Golok short Swird from Java (TJIKOREH) - 14415

This short machete knife is from Indonesia. It was made in the village of TJIKOREH (CHIKOREA in the modern Indonesian spelling), famous in the production of edged weapons of various shapes. This one has the shape of a Golok knife with 18 1/2 inches long blade, finely engraved and signed TJIKE (most probably standing for TJIKOREH). The wood grip and scabbard are beautifully carved with a bird shaped pommel. Scabbard nouth and belt hanging loop are black horn (restord).Total length 24 inches. Good condition.