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Rencong, Senjata Tradisional Aceh

Rencong (Bahasa Aceh: reuncong) is a traditional Acehnese dagger sharp weapons, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra resembles the letter "L". Rencong including a dagger in a different category with a knife or sword.

Shape and usage

Rencong have visual similarities with the dagger. Rencong long blade can vary from 10 cm to 50 cm. Matau knife can be arched like a dagger, but in many rencong, can also be as straight as a sword. Rencong dagger inserted into the scabbard made of wood, ivory, horn, or sometimes silver or gold metal. In nature, rencong inserted between the belt in front of the user's abdomen.

In traditional Acehnese

Dagger rencong kingdom, made of gold and ivory sheath with engraved blade holy Quran verses.

Rencong has levels; for a king or sultan sheath usually made of ivory and gold blade and carved sekutip verses from the Koran the holy religion of Islam. While other rencong rencong-usually made of buffalo horn or wood as a sheath, and brass or white metal as a dagger.

As public confidence in the Java keris, a traditional Acehnese community connect with the mystical power of weapons Rencong. Rencong still used and worn as a fashion attribute in the traditional ceremonies of Aceh. Aceh people believe that the shape of the symbol representing the basmalah rencong of Islamic religious beliefs.

Rencong so popular in the people of Aceh so that Aceh is also known as the "Land Rencong."

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