Pedang (Parang): Javanese sword with Pamor (Keris) blade (1) - Damascus steel/iron, Wood, pamor iron - Golok/parang - Java, Indonesia

Description
Pedang (Parang): Javanese sword with Pamor (Keris) blade (1) - Damascus steel/iron, Wood, pamor iron - Golok/parang - Java, Indonesia
1st half 19th century - Good

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.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Pedang (Parang): Javanese sword with Pamor (Keris) blade
Indigenous object name
Golok/parang
Region/ country
Java, Indonesia
Material
Damascus steel/iron, pamor iron, Wood
Period
1st half 19th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
72×6×3 cm
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