A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 18th century blade.

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A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 18th century blade.

Umur (age): From the Sultanate of Mataram.

Tombak with straight hand forged Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Adeg’). Dapur in ‘Lingiran Tiga’ shape. With Bamboo shaft and hand carved ‘bullet’ (cover) from Pelet Harimau wood.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 29.5 cm. (1x)

Note: The Sultanate of Mataram was the last major independent Javanese kingdom on Java before the Dutch colonized this island. It was the dominant political force radiating from the interior Central Java from the late 16th century until the beginning of the 18th century. Mataram reached its peak of power during the reign of Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo (c. 1613-1645), and began to decline after his death in 1645. By the mid-18th century, Mataram lost both power and territory to the Dutch East India Company (VOC). From there on It became a vassal state of the company by 1749.

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