In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
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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Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.