Sword (Kampilan)

Sword ("kampilan") made of gold-inlaid steel with ivory hilt; blade engraved on one side with the name of the maker, Isma‘il, and the "shahada" (Muslim profession of faith) and on the other side with the Arabic names of the four archangels: Jibril (Gabriel, angel of revelation), Mika’il (Michael, angel of fertility and rain), Israfil (Raphael, announcer of the end of time), and Azra’il (Azrael, angel of death); ivory hilt features a stylised figure (Jawa demam), possibly the legendary Garuda, a part-human, part-eagle figure from Southeast Asia’s ancient past.

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