Antique Parang / Golok Ujung Turun Machete
AGE: 18th – mid 19th Century
OVERALL LENGTH: – 58cm
BLADE LENGTH: – 33.5cm
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Antique Parang / Golok Ujung Turun Machete from West Java with a late 18th to mid-19th-century blade with an interesting pamor similar to the traditional keris. It is possible that the silver-plated sheath and grip with a sloping down guard and chains dates to the early 20th century and a nice incised floral motif decorating the top of the grip.
The Golok Ujung Turun Machette has been traditionally used as a fighting tool as well as a practical tool in agriculture and for cutting trees and branches.
In Sulawesi and on the Island of Kalimantan the manufacture and use of this style of Parang or machete is restricted to a few coastal areas.
This is a great video showing a modern day Golok Ujung Turun machete being made