Peudeueng
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Overall length

91.3 cm

Blade length

73 cm

 

Blade thickness

Base 6 mm

Middle 4 mm

5 cm from tip 1.5 mm

Blade width

Base 32 mm

Middle 31.5

5 cm from tip 24 mm

Weight

684 grams

Point of balance

9.3 cm from hilt

Materials

Iron, steel, pitch

Origin

Aceh, Sumatra

Dating

19th century

Provenance

From the collection of Mr. B. Medze.

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Introduction

Peudeueng is the Acehnese variety of the word pedang which simply means sword. In north Sumatra, it is usually applied for curved sabers of foreign origin or locally made sabers with strong foreign influence.1

Acehnese peudeueng often come with basket hilts, called hulu meu apet. These were strongly inspired by Indian basket hilts of similar form.

They were expensive items of status and said to have been mostly worn by officers and the like.

 

This example

Of classic form, it has a locally made steel blade that was modeled after European military sabers. The local hand shows in the fine pattern welding that can be observed in the steel through the old patina.

Blade in good condition, with crisp geometry and free of pitting. One chip off the edge near the tip, probably from action.

The hilt is an all-steel basket hilt, modeled on early Indian hilts. It is adorned with engraved floral details.

It comes with a nice custom steel stand to display the sword upright. No scabbard.

 

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