A very good and rare example of a side weapon called badek tusuk or stabbing badek. Handle in the typical stylized makara influence form, is made from kemuning woods, as well as the top sheath. Bottom stem has a buffalo bone panel at the neck joints.
Very study blade with prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking the spine. The base of the blade has fine ricikans or features that are resembling keris characteristics. The top three quarters of the blade is double sharp edge and this strongly suggest the stabbing use of the weapon.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm to use less contrasting nickle but stronger iron and steel metals.
The blade is very well tempered as seen from the darker shade of the blade from the base upwards. The effect of the tempering or nyepuhan also creates the cracking surfaces, and this is called retak seribu in Malay.
Category: Other Weapons Tags: badek, ricikan, sumatra, tusuk
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