Kudhok, Typical Traditional Weapon from Besemah

Helloindonesia.id – Bumi Besemah is a name for Pagaralam whose location is flanked by the beauty of Bukit Barisan and Mount Dempo. As an area in the highlands of South Sumatra, Bumi Besemah has tremendous potential for robusta tea and coffee plantations. Traditional coffee and tea are often the most favored souvenirs of tourists who come to Pagaralam. However, lately Kudhok weapons began to be glimpsed by tourists as souvenirs and souvenirs typical of Bumi Besemah.

Kudhok Traditional Weapon from Besemah
Kudhok Traditional Weapon from Besemah

Kudhok is a traditional weapon from Bumi Besemah made from iron per car. The process of making kudhok goes through various complicated stages, initially the iron per car is melted down. After the iron is melted. It is printed and adjusted to the shape of the kudhok that is to be made. Kudhok itself has a variety of types. But the most popular is the Kudhok type of betelok, curved, stubborn, and chicken hamburger kudhok. That looks like a chicken’s hammer.

The making of Kudhok

The stage of burning and forging is the longest stage in the process of making kudhok. This stage will take even longer if the buyer orders the Kudhok form in accordance with his wishes. Even a blacksmith who makes an order kudhok sometimes takes a certain approach to the buyer to produce a Kudhok weapon that suits the personality of the owner.

Kudhok Traditional Weapon from Besemah
Kudhok Traditional Weapon from Besemah

From blacksmiths, usually kudhok directly sold to collectors. In the hands of collectors, the shape of the kudhok is then perfected by sprinkling the reins and the sheath. Seats and kudhok sarongs are made from jackfruit or ghumai wood. These covers and sarongs make the shape of the kudhok look more exotic and beautiful. According to one of the Kudhok sellers in the Pagaralam Region, one kudhok fruit ranging from the smallest to the largest is priced at up to 250 thousand.

Kudhok by the Pagaralam community is generally used as a loyal friend when gardening and working in the fields. But kudhok is also often used as a weapon to defend against irresponsible people. Later the exotic form of kudhok turned out to be able to be transformed by craftsmen into a beautiful and economical figure. It is not wrong if the tourists who come to Pagaralam choose kudhok as souvenirs as well as robusta tea and coffee. – Footnote : indonesiakaya.com

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