A very good and are example of a sabre or sikin pasangan from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. The hilt made of buffalo horn, and is typical of the sikin pasangan sword, having an opening at the top and minimal carvings. Buffalo horn top sheath with minimal carvings, with a wooden bottom stem.

Long and sturdy blade, having shallow mid fullers and a slight sabre arcing profile that ends into a double sharp edge top. The base of the blade shows a lotus flower or teratai formation, which is a characteristics of the sikin pasangan.

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.

Length of blade: 28.5"
Overall length: 35"
Condition: Very good condition. .
Age: Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers’ name. Although a kris smith or “empu” has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the the middle 19th century.

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