Indonesian Pedang Sword, Very Rare Form - 7235

This form of sword from Sumatra, Indonesia is known as Pedang I. It has a clear influence from the Indian subcontinent and usually employs a foreign blade, as most probably the case here: An Indian made pattern welded (Damascus) and fullered blade, 32 inches long with a short back edge. Steel basket hilt with down pointing langets and a pommel spike. All very nicely engraved. Total length 37 inches. For similar swords see A.G. Van Zonneveld, Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, Page 101. Good condition. Minor repaired cracks on the hilt basket. No scabbard.