Indonesia & Philippines

Fine Rentong Knife

15626 Category:

645$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Sumatra

Date: Late 19 C.


The  fine Rentong  knife offered here is from the Acehnese people, North West Sumatra. The blade is long down curving and single edged with steel bolster. The hilt is I with short carved pommel also known as Hulu Puntong. The scabbard is finely engraved wood.

Blade . 10  inches (25 cm) long.  Total length 17 1/2 inches (45 cm). Very good condition. Good age patina on the hilt with an age crack but holds very solid. Second half of the 19th C.

For a similar Rentong see: Albert G. Van Zonneveld: “Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago” page 114, fig. 445, 447


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