Indonesia & Philippines

Fine Rentong Knife

15626 Category:

645$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Sumatra

Date: Late 19 C.

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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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