Pedang (also called parang) is an Indonesian sword with a pamor kling from the first half of the 19th century with (hard) wooden sheath and beautiful pamor blade.
A Pedang was formerly used by the guard of the Kraton (Palace of the Sultan) in Java and by senior officials at the time. Beautifully forged blade with a curvature as in a sabre.
The blade (forged in the same way as a keris), has a clear pamor (damask-like pattern). This is obtained by the technique of layering different types of iron by the Empu (traditional keris blacksmith).
This Pedang was probably forged by an Empu (keris blacksmith) who was connected to the Kraton Yogyakarta (Sultan’s Palace).
This Pedang is special for its clear pamor called Ngulit Semangka. This pamor is known for its positive properties (protection of the carrier).
In addition, this pamor also possesses Rojo Gundolo, these are magical appearances of an animal or human figures in the pamor pattern, which are not consciously made, but appeared.
The wooden sheath and grip are simple but good and made for this blade. Sheath and grip are less old than the blade.
The whole is 72 cm long, the blade is 55 cm long.
- Total nr of items
- Pedang (Parang): Javanese sword with Pamor (Keris) blade
- Indigenous object name
- Region/ country
- Java, Indonesia
- Damascus steel/iron, pamor iron, Wood
- 1st half 19th century
- Sold with stand
- 72×6×3 cm