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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.

Dutch 1898 Model Hembrug Klewang Naval / Police Cutlass

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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.

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