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Old 21st August 2019, 05:01 PM   #15
Peter Dekker
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Default Sumatran

Hi guys,

I'm a bit late to the party, but the sword is probably from Sumatra. They had a tradition of these lion-headed European style hilts with stirrup type guard. Many VOC blades ended up there in local mounts.

See for another example, with markings to a local Sumatran ruler on the scabbard: https://www.mandarinmansion.com/ite...-sumatran-saber
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