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Athanase 16th July 2017 05:54 PM

Lombok long-knife or short pedang?
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I had seen for a long time on the internet or at the antique shops this style of lombok handle but never fixed on their blade. I'm glad I finally managed to find a complete set.
The sheath is made of wood covered with brass repoussť.
The buffalo horn handle with silver-colored metal base (or low grade silver?)
The blade doesn't have a pamor, it is 32cm long, 4mm thick at the base and 3,4cm wide.
I think it dates from the first half of the 20th century but I have no proof. Just a feeling due to the patina.

But it is his short pedang or long knife?

At the same vendor there was a 15cm longer model but with a more round and simple handle. Unfortunately I did not have enough money for both ... :(

What is the name of this weapon? :confused:

Thank you for your help.

A. G. Maisey 16th July 2017 10:26 PM

Djelenga gives it as :-


"Berang" is a regional variation of "Parang".

It is not a "PEDANG", a pedang is a sword, a parang is a general purpose tool, think "machete".

Athanase 17th July 2017 08:42 AM

Ok, thank you. :)

Sajen 17th July 2017 03:01 PM

Like Alan write it's a Berang (parang) or Golok from Lombok, a very nice piece, love the handle carving. The description from Djelenga in his book "Keris di Lombok" on page 338 say that blades come also without pamor. Here a link to my example, different and simple but the blade as well without pamor:

Very nice piece, I really like it! :)


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