Two early 20th century Javanese Karambits.

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Two early 20th century Javanese Karambit.

Asal (origin): Madura Aeng Tong-Tong.

Karambit with hand forced curved blade and Pamor ‘Sanak’ pattern. Dapur in ‘Karambit’ shape. Hilt made of Djati wood with pierced finger guard in sliver plated Scabbard (sheath).

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 22.5 and 23 cm.  (1x)

Note 1: It is believed that the Karambit have originally been weaponized among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra where, according to folklore, it was inspired by the claws of tiger. It was originally an agricultural implement designed to rake roots, gather threshing and plant rice in most of island Southeast Asia. As it was weaponized, the blade became more curved to maximise cutting potential.

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