Tumbak Bener

Tumbak Bener from Java

Code: IN3

This is a very old Javanese Tumbak (Tombak, Gandjur, Toembak) of the Bener (straight point) type.  The scabbard and hilt are relatively new.   The blade is at least 130 years old, perhaps quite a bit older. The Tumbak measures 8 3/4 inches, with the hilt a total of 15 inches in length. 

The main point of interest here is the old blade, the lethal end of a spear.  It is thin and smooth, indicating its age is probably greater than 130 years as a minimum.  The pamor is finely executed - a very distinct pattern of ovals within ovals (please write to me if you know the proper name for this pamor pattern).

See “About Pamor”.


Tumbak Bener Blade Detail

Tumbak Bener Blade Detail


Tumbak Bener Pamor Detail

Tumbak Bener Pamor Detail