Sikin, Ache Sword from Sumatra with Ivory Scabbard Mouth - 8796

A Sikin, one of the many variations of the Klewang, the Indonesian machete like sword. This one is Acheen from Sumatra, mid 19th C. The blade is straight and single edge, 25 inches long with a 16 inches long fuller just below the spine. It is forged from Laminated steel. The steel / brass 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 bound with silver bands. The scabbard mouth is carved from a massive Ivory piece, 5 1/2 inches long. Total length is 33 inches. Very good condition. Minor blackened spots with patches of pitting. The horn hilt is cracked but holds very solid. Few cracks and repairs on the scabbard. A good complete sword