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Keris panjang with European blade logo

European sword blade keris

In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Unusual Nias sword logo

Unusual South Nias sword

Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
Nias si euli logo

Si euli / Si oli

A type of knife from the North of Nias.
Nias bekhu

Bekhu

Nias name for the monkey-like figure carved on some sword hilts.
Gari matuwa logo

Gari matuwà

South Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias gari matuwà logo

South Nias gari matuwà

A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Nias lasara logo

Lasara

Nias word for the monster head that the people of Nias carved.
South Nias belatu

Later South Nias belatu

Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Nias si euli

North Nias si euli

A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Nias Balatu salà logo

Balatu salà

South Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias zoomorphic pommel

Niòbawa lawölò

Nias word for zoomorphic sword hilts with an open mouth with fangs.
Nias belatu logo

A South Nias belatu salà

Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Sikin panjang with inlaid blade

Fine inlaid sikin panjang

Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
Dutch military m19898 saber in Sumatran hilt logo

Sumatran hilted Dutch saber

Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Palembang pedang benkok with twistcore blade

Palembang twist-core pedang

A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
Fine patterned sikin panjang logo

Very good sikin panjang

Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Padri gun logo

A Padri carbine

An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Peudeueng logo

Acehnese peudeueng

With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
Sukul nganga hilt

Sukul nganga

A type of Batak sword hilt.
Kalasan

Kalasan

A type of Batak sword
Batak sword logo

A Karo Batak kalasan sword

An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
Toba Batak sword logo

Toba Batak sword

With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
Glupa icon

Glupa / Gloepa

Acehnese word for a golden crown at the base of swords and daggers.
Sikin panjang golden crown logo

Sikin panjang with golden crown

In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
Peudeueng logo

Peudeueng

An Acehnese type of saber
Acehnese rencong

Rencong

An Acehnese type of thrusting dagger.
Sumatran rencong dagger logo

An Acehnese rencong

A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Blunderbuss logo

Kěmura

Acehnese word for blunderbuss.
Indonesian Blunderbuss

An Indonesian blunderbuss

Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Palembang sword with European blade logo

A Palembang sword with British blade

With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
Nias Telogu

Telögu

Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias Belatu logo

Belatu

Generic Nias word for "knife" or "sword".
Nias telogu logo

A fine south Nias telögu

With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
Pedang benkok logo

Pedang bengkok

Indonesian word meaning "curved sword".
Keris panjang

Sumatran keris panjang

A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
Sikin Panjang with golden crowns

Triple golden crown sikin

sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.

Keris panjang logo

Keris panjang

Literally "long keris", a weapon mostly associated with Sumatra and Malaysia.
Panglima prang

Panglima prang

Literally "war commander" were military leaders appointed by the elite in Aceh.
Sikin panjang

Sikin panjang

A straight, single-edged sword with forked hilt used in northern Sumatra.
Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with double crown

A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
Sewar dagger from Sumatra logo

Bird head sewar dagger

A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with golden crown

With double tiered golden crown.
Pedang

A very good pedang bentok

Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Sumatran saber

Silver mounted Sumatran saber

With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Aceh sikin panjang

Very fine Sikin Panjang

With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
Peudeueng peusangan

A peudeueng peusangan

From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.