A Sumatran Co Jang with laminated blade
A very well made Sumatran Co Jang from the Aceh region, Sumatra. The typical almost straight back with a double edged tip has nice engravings on the forte. The beautifull pattern wich is made with a mixture of iron and steel is very well visable and shows genuine craftmanship. The hilt is made of carved buffaloo horn and in the Hulu Tapa Guda shape. The Co Jang or in some cultures called Rudus is worn without scabbard and was mostly protected by a bundle of palm leaves or goat skin.
This example was made in the 19th century and features the aesthetics of North Sumatra’s Aceh region, There are also examples with different handles such as the Hulu Cangge Gliwang type which were worn by the Batak, Gayo and PakPak tribes.
Condition: Excellent, the blade is well preserved and in prestine condtion.
Total length: 75cm
A similar non forge pattern bladed example is represented in ”Traditional weapons of the Indonesian Archepelago” by A.G Zonneveld (Page 40 and 115)
Copyright by Peter Andeweg – 2020
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