Indonesia & Philippines
Very Good Sundang / Moro Kris Sword Blade
Origin: Mindanao - Philippines
Date: Late 19 C.
Sundang swords, sometimes referred to as Kalis, or Moro sword are most commonly found in Mindanao, Philippines but are also spread around from Malaya in the west to Moro Land in the east. All with small variations that make exact identification not easy. The Moro Sundang swords are usually larger and heavier than their Malay sisters as the case may be in the sword offered here.
The late19C. Sundang sword offered here has a half waved massive blade. It is forged from laminated core forge welded between high carbon steel edges. Fullered on its entire length. One silver clamp hold the blade in position. Wood handle bound with the original fibers binding and a white metal (Or low silver) Cockatoo style pommel and white metal collar. Wood scabbard with horn tip bound with rattan strips and partially painted black.
Blade 21 inches. Total length 29 inches. Very Good condition. An authentic and impressive sword.
Provenance: IFICAH International Foundation of Indonesian Culture and Asian Heritage, Hollenstedt (Germany).
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