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Old 25th October 2020, 11:04 AM   #2
Peter Andeweg
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It's Javanese, worn by Keraton officials. Purely ceremonial and not ment for battle. They occasionally turn up on the market. All decorative features are typical for Java, the Garuda hilt and peacock on the scabbard are seen in the Yogya region.
It seems it has lost it's knucklebow.
I believe they date from the late 19th to early 20th century.

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