WW2 KNIL 1st Infantry regiment, 11th Infantry
battalion Klewang, sold
A WW2 KNIL 1st Infantry regiment, 11th Infantry battalion marked
Hembrug Klewang, in very good condition.
It is very, very rare to get a KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch
Leger) Klewang that has not been captured and modified by the Japanese,
and which still has its regimental plate to the guard bowl (this
indicates the sword stayed in service throughout World War 2 with
one of the few Dutch servicemen that fought on, often with Allies
such as the Australians). This klewang is marked "1-Inf. XI,
134" for weapon 134 of the 1st Infantry regiment, 11th Infantry
battalion, which was based in Meester Cornelis before being overrun
by the Japanese.
The 24 inch blade is in very good condition save for some light
pitting near the tip. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt in very good
order. The wooden grip worn but good. The leather scabbard and frog
suspension belt are in very good shape. The sword sheathes and draws
A great and rare example of a regimentally marked KNIL Klewang.
A superb chance for a real investment at only £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference AB95 (0150). Further / full
sized images available upon request.