Indonesia & Philippines
Rare Early Alamang Sword from South Sulawesi
Origin: South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date: First half of the 19 C.
The Allamang 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 complex Pamor structure, and flat large triangular shaped horn or wood handle.
The straight heavy blade of the Alamang shown below is forged from three layers of pamor steel, each of a different style resulting in an unusual aesthetic pattern. The spine is ridged. The handle with the triangular shaped forked pommel is carved from light colored horn and collar is bound with twisted copper wires.
Blade 21 inches. Total length 30 inches. Very good condition. No scabbard. A fine rare sword.
Provenance: IFICAH International Foundation of Indonesian Culture and Asian Heritage, Hollenstedt (Germany)
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