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Kudi Tranchang, Bali
VERY RARE

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A very rare kudi Tranchang from Bali.
Very little is known about these pieces.Zonneveld refers to Paravicini as these being a knife with a fanciflly shaped blade and a long hilt, to which magical powers are attributed. Page 76 of Zonneveld's 'Traditional weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago' shows a detailed line drawing but no photographic examples.
Being akin more to an axe, this example is 63cms overall with a thick heavy blade of 27cms. The hilt is of palm wood showing a nice patina and is iron bound to both ends. The designs to the steel surface are all hand chiseled and filled with silver and copper. The reverse shows Naga-banda.
A stunning old priests weapon to which magical powers are attributed.