Indonesia & Philippines
Rare Early Alamang Sword from South Sulawesi
845$ Exl. VAT
Origin: Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date: late 19 C.
The Alamang sword is a Battle sword of the Bugis and Makassarese people in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a scarce and sought after by collectors. Charecterised by the long straight blade, sometimes of Pamor structure, and flat large triangular shaped horn or wood handle.
The straight blade of the Alamang shown below is forged from pamor steel. The spine is ridged. The handle with the triangular shaped forked pommel is carved from dark wood and beautifully chased silver collar. Original wood scabbard bound with rattan strips and two braided rattan bands. The scabbard top is marked with what looks as a collection catalog number 7426
Blade 18 inches. Total length 29 inches. As happens in these swords, the scabbards are sometimes considerably longer than the blade, but it is authentic and original. Very good condition. Minor wood chips on the handle. A fine rare 19C Alamang sword.
About item 15200
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