Ache/Batak, believed to be the precursor to the rencong knife and used both actively and ceremonially. This example of exceptional quality with delicate silver sheathing to the hilt and scabbard. Good quality 9 3/4" wedge section blade with parallel edge to back and hatched point. Curved wood grip encased in silver with a banded silver back spike. Wood sheath encased in silver with intricate silver circle cluster matrix decorations as foliate tipped diamonds at the throat. The base with scalloped silver overlay. Evidently made with the tip of exposed wood. Some losses to the silver in antiquity and now with a wonderful overall age character. First example of this form we have ever offered and very are.