The Ancient Cleaver For The Shamans
Since pre-Islamic times, the land of Pasundan has indeed been a breeding ground for metallurgists. This development was not only due to the support of its qualified natural geology, but also the existence of the powers of several kingdoms. A number of written traditions and existing toponyms also reinforce this opinion.
The Manuscript History of the Javanese Land Empu, which was copied by Mas Sardama Sastraredja in 1806, reveals that Galuh and Pajajaran had great masters during their heyday. Names such as Windusarpa, Andayasangkala, and Anjani, are mentioned as reliable figures in metal processing in the Pasundan region.
The successor of Pajajaran in the eastern part of Cirebon also has a strong tradition of metalworking. In the Carang Satus Manuscript that TD worked on. Sudjana stated that a number of weapons had been produced during the Sinuwun Jati era. “Empu Domas ingkang ajir,” said the writer of the script who revealed that Empu Domas was an important Cirebon leader.
In Banten, another successor to the Pajajaran genealogy of power, gave rise to many names of masters who were equally great. One of the most legendary there is Ki Cenguk who is believed in the local tradition of Banten people as the first master to make Ciomas machetes using the Denok ghodam given by the Sultan of Banten.