Indonesia & Philippines
Piso Gading Sword of the Toba Batak, Sumatra
One of the rarest form of swords from Sumatra is this sword of the Toba Batak people, also known as “Piso Gading”. A slightly up-swept blade is Antler checkered handle of good age patina. Wood scabbard covered with many bands of braided rattan strips.
The sword is marked with a catalog number (of a museum collection) 152
For similar swords see also: Albert G. Van Zonneveld “Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago” Fig 421 P. 107, and Achim Sibeth. “The Batak- Peoples of the Island of Sumatra” Fig 212 P. 163
Blade 17 inches. Total length 24 inches. Very good condition. Authentic and original 19C. sword.
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