Pre-1918 Amanremu
TypeCutlass-Machete Klewang
Place of originIndonesia (North Sumatra)
Service history
Used byBatak (Pakpak people), Gayonese[1]
Length70-80 cm

Blade typeSingle edge, flat grind
Hilt typeWood, horn, sheet metal
Scabbard/sheathWood, horn, sheet metal, rattan

The Amanremu (also referred to as Parang Amanremu, Amanremoe, Amaremoe, Meremoe, Mermo, Semaremoe, Samaremoe or Samaremu)[2] is a sword from North Sumatra, Indonesia.


The Amanremu has a straight, single edged blade with a bulbous curve near the tip. The blade is from the handle to tip, where its thickness narrows down and its width widens toward the tip with a bulbous shape near the end. The center of gravity of the blade lies at the tip of it to enhance the impact power. The tip is rounded. The blade has neither middle ridge nor hollow ground. The handle has no guard. It is made of wood or horn and is usually fork-shaped at the handle butt. There are different types of handles that are distinct depending on the place where it is made or the purpose of its usage. The sheath are made of wood, which is worked from two halves. The two halves are then held together with rattan cords or with thin strips of sheet metal. The Amanremu is a version of the parang.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (1996). Tanah Gayo dan penduduknya. INIS. p. 311. ISBN 97-981-1645-3.
  2. ^ Amir Mertosedono (1987). Mengenal senjata tradisional kita. Dahara Prize. p. 106. OCLC 28711613.
  3. ^ Albert G Van Zonneveld (2002). Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago. Koninklyk Instituut Voor Taal Land. p. 23. ISBN 90-5450-004-2.