Join Date: Sep 2014
Originally Posted by kai
This is a later example, probably from the second half of the 20th century.
The blade is reasonably done but shows the flow of lines and details of, say, the post-WW2 period.
The hilt and scabbard show more differences compared to antique examples. The floral decoration seems more of a general Malay style and I'm not convinced these were crafted in Aceh. There was (and still is) quite a local Chinese/Malay industry in Medan producing old-looking pieces for the curio market.
Thank you Kai for your comments. Yes, the rencong is definitely quite recent, as you said post WWII.
Had no idea about the hilt and the scabbard as I am not familiar with the traditional patterns.
Thank you once more!