Item 105   A Javanese Pedang Suduk bearing Pamor Tambal Puser, I
conservatively estimate age at pre-1850, pedangs do not have the
indicators that permit classification as do keris, so any estimate of age is
based on experience, opinion and the appraisal of available indicators such
as material. The use of pamor tambal in a pedang of this type and age is
purely talismanic and is accepted as being the inclusion of all or part of a
family pusaka in a weapon designed specifically for combat.

The hilt and scabbard are 20th century, the scabbard is of kayu akasia with
high chatoyancy, and with black horn locket & chape, the hilt is of black
kerbau horn.

This pedang was purchased from a dealer in the Surakarta Alun-alun Lor
during the 1980's.

Blade length   24.5" (622mm)     30.75" (775mm)                           
$450
ITEM 105
OTHER ARMS  for SALE
KERIS LIST 79
TOSANAJI KERIS