Item 102 A Javanese pedang
This is a very good pedang luwuk, the body of the blade is pamor sanak, the black
core of the blade extends to provide a clearly defined cutting edge, there is a Kul
Buntet at the base of the blade. Pamor Kul Buntet has a similar character to pamor
Batu Lapak, but it is believed to be more regal and more powerful than Batu
Lapak. Talismanically this pamor is believed to bring many women to its
custodian, and to prevent disharmony and quarrelling in his house. It is a pamor
which should be treated as a family heirloom.
The hilt and scabbard are much younger than the blade, they have been carved by
a master m'ranggi from kayu sono, the hilt has a fluted pommel, the scabbard has
the chape and locket of horn.
This pedang was acquired in Solo, Central Jawa, during the 1980's and has been a
part of my collection since then.
Blade length 15.6" (397mm.) overall length 23.5" (395mm.) $295