A West Javanese ‘Sewar’ with 13th century blade.

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A West Javanese ‘Sewar’ with 13th century blade.

Umur (age): From the capital city Pajajaran of Sunda kingdom.

Wilah (blade) with hand forged strait blade and Pamor ‘Batu Lapak’ pattern with Lar Gangsir. Wooden Mendak (cuff), between hilt and blade. Badik hilt (‘Ukiran’) and Gandar made from painted wood.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 25.6 cm.  (1x)

Note1 : Pajajaran was the fortified capital city of the Sunda kingdom. The location is roughly corresponds to modern Bogor city in West Java, Indonesia. It was settled at least since the 10th century. From the 15th century on, Pajajaran became major political importance, when Sri Baduga Maharaja established it as the royal capital of Sunda kingdom. After the reign of King Jayadewata (Sri Baduga Maharaja), Pakuan Pajajaran served as the royal capital for several generations. Dayeuh Pakuan Pajajaran served as the capital of Sunda Kingdom approximately for almost a hundred years (1482-1579), until it was razed and destroyed by the Sultanate of Banten in 1579.

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