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WW2 KNIL Klewang Korps Marechaussee, for sale

A rare WW2 KNIL Klewang Korps Marechaussee van Aceh and Onderhoorigheden, in very good condition.

WW2 KNIL Klewang Korps Marechaussee van Aceh and OnderhoorighedenWW2 KNIL Klewang Korps Marechaussee van Aceh and Onderhoorigheden

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It is rare enough to get a KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger) Klewang that has not been captured / modified by the Japanese, but this is an even rarer Korps Marechaussee van Aceh and Onderhoorigheden klewang (the Marechaussee are gendarmerie). The Royal Marechaussee klewangs have the black ribbed wooden grips (as opposed to the normal smooth wooden grips). See last illustration here of 1930's KNIL Marechaussee. The KNIL Marechaussee were a crack commando brigade whose fighting tactics were legendary (used by the Boers against the British in South Africa with deadly effect).

The 60 cm blade in overall good condition, some rust pitting around the forte marked "Hembrug" (so made by Artillerie Inrichtingen in Hembrug district of Zaanstad, the Netherlands), the tip with a little bending (would probably hammer straights). Blade firm in hilt. The hilt / guard good but with some paint; similar story with the grip. The leather scabbard in good order. The sword sheathes and draws well.

You are unlikely to find another. Yours for £700. Please quote item reference AD36. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0480-1m (1.705).

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