Rencong - Traditional Weapon

Rencong - Traditional Weapon

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Rencong is a traditional weapon from Aceh, Indonesia. It is slightly similar in appearance to a kris. As with krisses, people attribute mystical powers to rencongs. The rencong is still worn during traditional ceremonies. A rencong's blade can vary in length from 10 to 50 cm. The blade can be cranked like a kris but sometimes it is straight. It is put in a scabbard that is made of wood, ivory, horn, or sometimes even silver or gold. The rencong is worn in one's belt on the stomach. Acehnese believe the form of the rencong to represent the Basmala -- is an Arabic noun used as a collective name for the whole of the recurring Islamic phrase b-ismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīmi. It is sometimes translated as "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful". The phrase may also be referred to by its first words, Bismillah (Arabic: بسم الله‎). Aceh is also known as "The Land of Rencong" (Tanah Rencong). #Aceh #Dagger #Indonesia #Knife #Martial_Art #Rencong #Traditional_Weapon #Weapon
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