Indonesia & Philippines

Pedang III Sword with Inscription on the Blade, Sumatra

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Origin: Sumatra

Date: 19C.


Generally  called Parang, but as Parang is a class name for many swords from the Indonesian archipelago, it is better defined as Pedang III (See Van Zonneveld below) , from Sumatra.

The slightly up curving blade is forged from pamor steel and richly silver inlaid (true inlay) with Arabic inscription: There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah   )  لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله) repeated many times on the entire length of the blade, and another inscription on the blade base and tips: ( لا اله الا الله الملك الحق ). The handle is horn with finely carved pommel. Simple wood scabbard with silver bands.

Blade 23 inches, total 30 inches. Very good condition. A repair on the scabbard and two silver bands are missing. Good and authentic 19C. sword.

See: Albert G, Van Zonneveld: “Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago” page 102


About item 15103

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