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ruiter58 27th November 2021 12:52 AM

Mark on a (T.N.I.?) Klewang
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I am Dutch and a klewang collector (meaning the Dutch model klewang) I think I have finally laid my hands on a TNI klewang but to be honest; that is only based on a star. The blade is marked with a star and has a 4-digit number (2198) On the left and on the right of thus number are two small marks which resemble the footprint of a crow. The 2198 number also appears on the hilt.
1- can anyone confirm this is or can be a TNI klewang?
2- About the crow footprint (2 to 3mm in size) => I am sure I have seen these before but I have no idea where or when and on what weapon..... Can anyone tell me more on these markings?

Thanks, Ron

Ian 27th November 2021 01:01 PM

Hi Ron,

Welcome to the Forum. Would you mind posting a picture of the whole sword and its scabbard (if you have it).

ruiter58 27th November 2021 11:09 PM

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Hi Ian,

herewith pictures of the whole klewang and scabbard. The scabbard has no markings at all, so I think it is post 1942. The scabbard comes with a pivoting-frog as used in the Dutch Army. The chape is also a non standard chape so I have some doubts about the scabbard.

thanks, kind regards, Ron

ruiter58 27th November 2021 11:14 PM

extra picture
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Hello, I realize that my question could be unclear so I post an extra picture.

Ian 6th December 2021 11:50 AM

Let's try the Euro Forum

Perhaps you may get some responses on the European Armoury Forum page. I'll transfer this thread over there to see what they have to say.


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