A Fine 19C Sikin, Ache Sword from Sumatra - 8388
A Sikin, , one of the many variations of the Klewang, the Indonesian machete like sword. This one is probably Acheen from Sumatra, mid 19th C. The blade is straight and single edge, 24 3/4 inches long with a 16 3/4 inches long fuller just below the spine. The steel bolster is forged in a polygonal shape. The hilt is carved of horn in a typical forked pommel and beautifully carved with geometrical design. The scabbard is made of dark hardwood with a big locket and fine engraved silver bands. Total length is 31 3/4 inches. It is an unusally large example of fine quality.