Beautiful Rentong Knife / Dagger, Ache, Sumatra - 14699

A very good RENTONG knife / dagger from the Malay Archipelago. The version offered here is mostly used by the Achenese people from North West Sumatra (see Stone Glossary, fig. 106 number 4 page 85). The blade is 8 1/2 inches long down curving and single edged, forged from fine laminated steel. The hilt is horn with sharply up-curving pommel. The scabbard is finely engraved wood. Total length 15 inches. Very good condition. Altogether an authentic piece from the second half of the 19th C. attractive and decorative item.