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Northern Sumatra,
Kelling Hall collection
board 3 number 25

Amanremu Northern Sumatra Kelling Hall collection board 3 number 25 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com


A very nice Amanremu with silver fittings, Northen Sumatra, Kelling Hall collection.

Being 67cms overall with a 53cm blade, this attractive Amanremu remains in very good condition. There are silver fitting to the hulu babah buya hilt, these are seen on the protrusions and the ferrule at the blade. A copper spacer is between the hilt and the blade, copper also being found to the ends of the hilt protrusions.
The machete style blade is 9mm thick at the hilt with a nice distal taper to the hatchet tip. The blade is clearly seen to be made of three long rectangular bars forged together with the lower bar at the cutting edge showing to be "Wootz" Damascus steel.

Although this is most likely not all Wootz steel throughout, it is not unheard of to see this type of crucible steel used in Sumatran swords. It may be that the pattern in the upper half of the lower bar/ingot has been lost due to poor forging methods or perhaps it is just an inserted edge of fine Wootz steel.