Indonesia & Philippines

Beladau – Fine Indonesian Jambiya Style Dagger

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Origin: Sumatra

Date: 19C.


The Beladau dagger is coming from Sumatra and from Mentawi island. Characterized by a short curved double edged blade. It is the best example of the influence of Arab Jambiya daggers on Indonesian blades.

The Beladau dagger offered here is a perfect exemplar. Short curved double edged blade forged from pamor steel.  Horn  hilt with beautifully carved pommel. Black horn scabbard with silver bands

Blade 5 inches. Total length 9 inches. very good condition.

For a very similar Beladau see: Albert G. van Zonneveld “Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago”, page 33 Fig 65.
Provenance: IFICAH International Foundation of Indonesian Culture and Asian Heritage, Hollenstedt (Germany)


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