Indonesia & Philippines

Golok Short Sword made in Tjikoreh, Java

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Origin: Java Indonesia

Date: Early 20C.


The village of Tjikoreh, (Chikorea, in the modern Indonesian spelling ) on the island of Java was well known for producing quality edged weapons and was chosen by a Dutch Colonial to craft custom swords. Swords made in this village show a beautiful mixture of European style hunting swords together with Indonesian materials and decoration. Blades are well constructed, swells to a clip point with a false edge.  The fullers are beautifully engraved with a Muslim influenced scroll pattern. Handles and scabbard  vary between strictly European style hunting sword and local style Indonesia short sword, known also as Golok. Most of the blades made in Tjikoreh  were made in the very early 20th C. Blades are  marked with the village name and some time dated.

The Golok sword offered here has a blade of classical shape and decoration, marked TJIKE (standing for TJIKOREH). The wood grip is finely carved with a bird shaped pommel.   Wood  Scabbard with black  horn locket  and belt hanging loop .

Blade 18 1/2 inches long. Total length 24 inches. Good condition. Authentic early 20 C. sword.



About item 15155

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