Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Greenville, NC
Interesting Indonesian Knife...Siraui or Not??
At first glance I thought this knife was a siraui, but it clearly is meant to be held edge down, even though it fits into the scabbard very similar to the way a siraui would.
The hilt is horn, as is the wrangka, with the remainder of the scabbard being carved wood with a bone chape and silver bands.
Note also the unique brass bolster.
It has seen age and wear, but I don't think it's more than 50 or so years old. It measures 14in. overall, with a 7in. blade.