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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo ganjawulung! :) IMVHO ..... a very nice...

Hullo ganjawulung! :)

IMVHO ..... a very nice application of the daun sayap/melayu/langkasukha motif to decorate the accentuated features of the bird, while still maintaining focus on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Amuk Murugul
" BEDOG / GOLOK 1.01 " :)

Hullo everybody!
Just thought this may be of some use.

Today, the terms Bedog and Golok are often used interchangeably to refer to the same implement.
Initially, the bedog was developed as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Amuk Murugul
NOTES

Notes:
- There is no standard for curvature or length.
- Parang Njaboer Balanak, aka Parang Toeso'.
- Parang Njaboer Lais, aka Parang Soedo'.
- Parang Njaboer Pipih, aka Parang Patjat Gantoeng.
-...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Amuk Murugul
PARANG NJABOER / NABUR ' Recognition Chart ' (ii)

Basic types based on general overall appearance:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Amuk Murugul
PARANG NJABOER / NABUR ' Recognition Chart ' (i)

Hullo everybody! :)

AND YET AGAIN, I have been asked the same type of questions.
This post is an attempt to obviate such a recurrence.
I have reconstructed charts I made when I was still starting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) .....Soenda/western-Java...

Hullo everybody! :)

.....Soenda/western-Java golok-pandjang/pedang, perah(handle) tjeker-mentjek/hoeloe-makara .....missing metal cover on simeut-meuting (clip), chape & throat (see attach.)

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) ..... Tjirebon ..... Hoeloe...

Hullo everybody! :)
..... Tjirebon ..... Hoeloe Makara .....

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Additional Info

redundancy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo medar1, Welcome to the forum! :) To...

Hullo medar1,
Welcome to the forum! :)
To complement what info you already have, please bear in mind:

- Okinawa of today was previously known as Ryukyu and was different from the rest of Japan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) ..... Depends on culture....

Hullo everybody! :)


..... Depends on culture. Certainly helps when kneeling, squatting or indeed, sitting cross-legged. You will find drags on all manner of edged-weapons, even on a short...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) BluErf, I don't want to be...

Hullo everybody! :)

BluErf, I don't want to be rude, but I have no wish to engage in discussion/debate.
You probably already know more than me.
However, I will leave you with these thoughts:

- You...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,988
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) My apologies. Nothing to do...

Hullo everybody! :)
My apologies. Nothing to do with the topic at hand.
I just happened to browse through and came across the above statement, which aroused my curiosity (being a skeptic of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Red face Hullo everybody! :) BluErf, I commend you on...

Hullo everybody! :)

BluErf, I commend you on your hypothesis and wish you every success!

Perhaps you may wish to consider:

Focusing some energies on the period c.1600CE
- were there any refugees...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,710
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Arrow Hullo everybody! :) Has anybody considered that...

Hullo everybody! :)

Has anybody considered that during the latter part of the 18thC:
The proliferation of VOC-stamped blades throughout the Archipelago, especially towards the more eastern parts may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! David, My apologies. I did not...

Hullo everybody!

David,
My apologies. I did not wish to murky the waters.
When I first saw your photos, it triggered some memory at the back of my mind. So I searched through my archives until I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) Just thought I'd post these...

Hullo everybody! :)

Just thought I'd post these pix. I am led to believe that on this item, the gold has been tested and that the pommel is bone.

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Amuk Murugul
First Port-of-Call

Hullo everybody! :)

As an initial foray, try: Klewang Maluku/Moluccas. It may also be referred to as a parang, locally named Semarang.
Just for additional info: Sometimes wrongly called Parang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Amuk Murugul
What's in a name?

Hullo everybody! :)

Just a passing comment:

Peurawot, as its name suggests, was essentially used for carving/forming (hence the variation in blade-shape and size).
As for its use as a pinang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) To me, it looks like the...

Hullo everybody! :)

To me, it looks like the stub of the handle used to insert into a pommel, with the pommel having disappeared some time ago. I have a couple where one can see that the stub had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) The handle is most likely...

Hullo everybody! :)
The handle is most likely buffalo horn, given the structure of the blade. The picture is not clear enough for me to see. It looks like it could be a 'djengkol saboengkoel'.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Golok Djoeragan

Hullo everybody! :)

The design philosophy is Soenda, but it is/was eventually available/made throughout the archipelago.
The example I have posted is that of a Golok Pandjang Djoeragan. The fittings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody!:) Actually, at this stage, the...

Hullo everybody!:)

Actually, at this stage, the edged-weapons ownership laws are not as bad as they first seem. Just needs more thought to work within them. Bottom line is, one has to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) Thanks for your prompt...

Hullo everybody! :)

Thanks for your prompt reply.
From your photo, the blade width appears to taper slightly towards the hilt.
So, all in all, I'd call the piece: Gobang Sintoeng Perah Boehaja.
It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) Congrats on some nice...

Hullo everybody! :)



Congrats on some nice acquisitions! :)
I particularly like the Soenda implement.
Will you please tell me the length of the blade?
Is the handle wood?
Finally, is the cutting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Pedang Keris Kalimantan Timoer-laoet

Hullo everybody! :)

A forumite asked me for this picture, so I thought I may as well post it here to share.

Best,
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