Object Title

Sword (parang)

Sword (parang)



Object Number



Acquired from Glencorse Museum, Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik, Edinburgh, via SUSM, Edinburgh Castle, due to MOD closing down the museum, 5 November 1991.

Physical Description

The blade is single edged, slightly curved, and flares to the point. It has a flat back, and the point is angled obliquely. It is crudely decorated with a group of incised eyes near the hilt. The hilt is of wood, with a narrow grip flaring to a cusped pommel. It has a white metal ferrule at the forward end of the grip.
The scabbard is formed of two pieces of wood, carved with a wide, cusped throat, and with a raised, drilled rib for suspension near the throat. It is bound along its length with nine triple bands of dark brown rattan in channels, joined by diagonals at the rear.


BladeLength424 mm
ScabbardLength452 mm
OverallLength560 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Painted 572.


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