Very Fine Gold Mounted Rentong Knife / Dagger, Ache, Sumatra - 14458

A very fine RENTONG knife / dagger from the Malay Archipelago. The version offered here is mostly used by the Acehnese people from North West Sumatra. The blade is 9 inches long down curving and single edged, most probably forged from laminated steel. Octagonal steel bolster. The hilt is horn with sharply up-curving pommle and with classical gold collar deeply engraved and enameled with green and blue colors. The scabbard is finely engraved wood. Total length 13 inches. Very good condition. Very r impressive item from the second half of the 19th C .