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WW2 KNIL 1st Infantry regiment, 11th Infantry battalion Klewang for sale

A WW2 KNIL 1st Infantry regiment, 11th Infantry battalion marked Hembrug Klewang, in very good condition.

WW2 KNIL 1st Infantry regiment, 11th Infantry battalion marked Hembrug Klewang

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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 well.

A great and rare example of a regimentally marked KNIL Klewang. A superb chance for a real investment at only £700. Please quote item reference AB95. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0150-1m (1.910).

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