A very good and are example of a sword or sikin from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. The hilt made of buffalo horn, and is typical of the sikin sword, having an opening at the top and minimal carvings. Wooden sheath is typical of the region’s styles having minute surface carvings.
Long and very sturdy blade, having shallow mid fullers and the base of the blade having a lotus flower or teratai formation, which is a characteristics of the sikin.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting due to the non present of nickel metals and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the pamor kulit semangko or melon skin variation.The blade is well tempered as seen from the darker shades along the edges.
Category: Other Weapons Tags: aceh, sikin, sword
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