Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Base 6 mm
Middle 4 mm
5 cm from tip 1.5 mm
Base 32 mm
5 cm from tip 24 mm
9.3 cm from hilt
Iron, steel, pitch
From the collection of Mr. B. Medze.
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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.
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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With vintage silver mounted scabbard.
This unassuming dagger has one of the finest wootz blades with a tight ladder pattern.
An archaic form of dagger that survived in Afghanistan.
Made around 1900 in Alwar, Rajasthan, for the tourist market.
With very fine twistcore barrel.