|East Java, Indonesia, 17th century|
This trisular or three-pronged spear head is of 'watered' or damascened iron. It has a thread at the shaft end for securing it to a lance.
|The trisular is the weapon of Shiva but its use continued into the Islamic era, with trisulars such as this forming part of theﾠpusakaﾠof the various Islamic courtsﾠon Java and elsewhere in what is now Indonesia.|
Most of the iron ore that was used to make such weapons in Java came not from Java but from rudimentary mines on Sulawesi where the laterite oresﾠcomprised a high proportion of nickel, thus giving Javanese krises and trisulars their characteristic watered or wavy sheen (pamor).
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