Indonesia & Philippines

Sewar Knife with Unusual Blade, Sumatra

15148 Category:

645$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia

Date: Early 20C.

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The Sewar knife / dagger from Sumatra has quite a characteristic shape, however slightly different knives and use of different names (Bade Bade and Tumbok Lada to mention few) may cause some confusion as for the exact identification.

The Sewar offered here has an unusual  blade  of triangular cross section, hollow ground with a deadly sharp point.  Most probably pamor forging. Carved wood handle with horn and bone alternating spacers. Wood scabbard with typical extending protrusion  and horn tip decorated with horn and bone spacers at both ends.

Blade 15 inches. Total length 21 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Authentic early 20C. Sumatran knife.

Provenance: IFICAH International Foundation of Indonesian Culture and Asian Heritage, Hollenstedt (Germany).
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