Netherlands East Indies Klewang Native Police Sword
ID numberRELAWM24941
Collection typeTechnology
TitleNetherlands East Indies Klewang Native Police Sword
Object typeEdged Weapon or Club
Date madec 1930
DescriptionNetherlands East Indies Klewang Native Police Sword. The hilt has a sheet steel half basket guard with three cutouts and a wrist strap slot which attaches to the pommel with a slotted head bolt. The plain wooden grips are attached to the tang with three rivets. The curved single edged blade has a single fuller on each side to within 210 mm of the clipped back point. The right ricasso is stamped with a crown over B.
SummaryThis type of sword was originally issued to the Netherlands East Indies Native Police although many were captured by the Japanese and used as a machete. This example has been sharpened and was captured at Balikpapan.