Dutch 1898 Model Hembrug Klewang Naval /
Police Cutlass, sold
In very good condition, a Dutch colonial police or naval Klewang
/ Cutlass, made by Hembrug, unit marked.
This is a well above average Hembruh made Klewang with unit / arsenal
markings on a brass plate inside the hilt, markings to the leather
scabbard, "Hembrug" to one side of the forte, Crown over
"E" on the obverse.
One of the few Klewangs not seized and modified by the Imperial
japanese army during WW2, this full / uncut / unmodified / original
version is scarcer than the Japanese modified "Heiho"
version. The 24 1/4 inch blade in very good condition and firm in
the hilt. The hilt with some aging, but strong and sound. The wooden
grip with signs of wear through handling. The leather sheath in
very good condition. The cutlass sheathes and draws very well. A
well above average specimen. Please quote item reference number
G23 940). Further / full sized images available upon request.