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JBG163 16th April 2020 03:35 PM

Pedang lombok
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Hi everybody !
Here is my recently added baby sword.
Seems to be a pedang from lombok with a pretty eccentric blade shape. Concerning age, i got some advise for a mid or late 19th blade, and 20th early scabbard, covered by silver (but if someone as any infos, i'm in !).
The silver work looks really well done, and same for the blade forging.
Blade length is 64cm, for a 80cm in total.
I hope to give you more photos when she will be between my hand (thoses photos are the sellers one) !

Advises or toughs are welcome !

Have a nice day,

David 17th April 2020 01:46 AM

Nice pedang Julien. I really don't know much about these, but i would agree that Lombok is a likely origin and it is a very beautiful example with exquisite workmanship.

JBG163 17th April 2020 02:28 PM

I was lucky for that one...
The silver work look really well done ! I'm really impatient. What intrigate me is the wood shape at the end of the pommel, never saw something like this...
The forging type looks like lombok or bali for what i know...

Sajen 18th April 2020 08:39 AM

Hello Julien,

Very nice pedang! Can you please post some close-ups from the hilt? The pictures a little bit dark. In general I would agree with you about the Lombok origin also when this style of pedang is found nearly everywhere in the Malay archipelago.


A. G. Maisey 18th April 2020 12:47 PM

This sort of thing is a bit outside my area of interest, but I rather feel I'm looking at a marriage performed in Jawa here.

The blade is one of those Lombok or wherever blades, they seem to be attributed to everywhere in the Archipelago, and I cannot put an exact fix on where they might have come from originally.

The silver work looks decidedly Kota Gede, ie, Jogja.

The pommel of the hilt I have seen and handled on a sword that came from Sulawesi and belonged to a woman who identified as Toraja, this sort of sword was called a "pene" (pehneh) or something like that.

I'm sure somebody with a broader knowledge of these sundry weapons than I have will be able to place this pommel.

JBG163 18th April 2020 02:07 PM

Adrian P. was also thinking about java silver work for the dress. Thanks a lot for your help Alan. I will try to find more informations about it

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