Join Date: Jun 2009
In the blade there are also equally strong indicators that suggest Palembang.
Gambar is a Palembang form, Gandar with squarish tip is typical for South Sumatra/Palembang.
Strong Chinese community with influence on art also in Palembang, see lacquer work, furniture, but the cloud motif, as suggested, points to North coast Java (Cirebon).
The carvings on hilt and Gambar obviously correspond. There could be a possibility this being an original ensemble.