Klewang, short sword, the blade dated 1896 - Wood - Tjikeroeh, West-Java, Indonesia

Klewang, short sword, the blade dated 1896 - Wood - Tjikeroeh, West-Java, Indonesia
Late 19th century - Good

A short sword in wooden scabbard, measuring 57cm without the scabbard, the blade measuring 42.5cm in length, finely engraved on both sides to the blood gully with scrolling floral design and dated 1896 to one side. The letters Tji. K. R. refer to the town Tjikeroeh where this type of weapons were made between 1890 - 1920. The grip richly carved in the shape of a Makara head.
A very good klewang or short sword, very sharp, probably forged by a local swordsmith from a European long sword, by the shape most likely French.

Weight with scabbard: 481g
Weight without scabbard: 410g

Condition: Generally very good, the weapon is stable and strong and feels like a combat weapon in the hand. Very minor surface corrosion to the steel, small deficiencies to the wood commensurate with age and use. Please see pictures for an overall impression.

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Lot details
Klewang, short sword, the blade dated 1896
Region/ country
Tjikeroeh, West-Java, Indonesia
Late 19th century
Sold with stand
62.5×9×3 cm
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