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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 12:35 PM
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Have been living in several places in Indonesia...

Have been living in several places in Indonesia (mostly in Borneo and Sumatra), mostly remote places, or at least i have to go to very remote places before entering the forest (i am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2020, 06:53 AM
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Posted By naturalist
So sorry Alan, my bad. English is not my mother...

So sorry Alan, my bad. English is not my mother tongue. That's what i meant to cut off. The principle on "pangentas" in this context is resurrection ~ lift it up to the next level
;) ;) :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 05:37 PM
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Posted By naturalist
The SAMIDRI falls to ambang, working tools. It is...

The SAMIDRI falls to ambang, working tools. It is not SAMIDRI PIN but SAMIDRI PIR. Pir referring to PER => spring steel. It means the blade made of spring steel. Spring steel is valued to be "good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 03:31 AM
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Posted By naturalist
Pangentas has root from "tas", meaning...

Pangentas has root from "tas", meaning broken off.
There is Tiuk (tiyuk) Pangentas => knife for cutting the rope that tied the corpse in the Ngaben ritual.
Blakas falls in to tiyuk/tiuk category.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2020, 03:45 PM
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Posted By naturalist
Most likely Sundanese (people of West Java) Pisau...

Most likely Sundanese (people of West Java) Pisau Raut (Carving knife)
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