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Old 10th May 2020, 12:21 AM   #1
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Total length is 57 cm but I would kindly like to request your support:

how old might this be and from which country / region ?

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Old 10th May 2020, 07:11 AM   #2
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It is a pedang suduk from Jawa, Indonesia.
Age? I think mid 20th century.
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Old 10th May 2020, 08:08 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

I see laminations in the blade - it might be a bit older. Some TLC and an etch may tell more...

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Agree with Henk. An honest Pedang suduk maru. Age is quite difficult. From late 19th to mid 20th.
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Old 10th May 2020, 08:56 AM   #5
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Jup, a pedang suduk. But I guess that it's much older as mid. 20th century, at least the blade. The lamination is a good sign of prior date.

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Old 10th May 2020, 09:45 AM   #6
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thank you very much gents !
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Old 10th May 2020, 11:49 AM   #7
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Indeed as mentioned a Pedang Suduk (Maru). They can be quite old, but the early examples used to have better quality fittings and hilt. I would date it somewhere in the 19th century. Looking at the fittings second half.
a little TLC and you have a nice authentic sword.

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