Another very good example of a side weapon or badek from the central region of Sumatra. Finely carved handle in the cockatoo bird or kakaktua form and the deeply carved top heath are made from buffalo horn, with the black ebony wooden bottom stem having a bone bottom tip in the form of the patat lipas or roaches back.
Rather slim blade, has unusual double sharp edges, pointy tip and the surface slightly concaved at the middle.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is common in the region not to use contrasting nickel metals, but seen from this example are pamor arranged in the mlumah technique with small circles concentrated at the middle called pamor uler lulut, or snakeskin pamor.
Category: Other Weapons Tags: badek, cockatoo bird, kakak tua
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