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Rare Early Alamang Sword from South Sulawesi

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Origin: South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Date: First half of the 19 C.

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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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