Sumatra, Batak, overall 68 cm, blade 56 cm, hilt 15.5 cm, -0602E106-


   Whereas most of Indonesian swords are of Chinese influence, the Podang, with its cross guard, is a derivative of the Tulwar from India. It distinguishes itself with its hollw pommel shaped like a bowl. The blade is often  of European origin, exceptionally it can be made of pamor.

  This example has an unusual short light blade.

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