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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 05:50 PM
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Posted By David
We all see what we want to see i guess. Frankly i...

We all see what we want to see i guess. Frankly i don't see that much of a match with your naga drawing and to my eyes this pommel clearly looks like a bird.
Also, let's remember this is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 06:31 PM
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Posted By David
I'll throw this link into the mix for you to...

I'll throw this link into the mix for you to ponder. While this theory received some amount of resistance if i recall properly i am somewhat drawn to it, though i cannot say it is at all conclusive....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 06:38 AM
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Posted By David
Certainly not to the extent that your example...

Certainly not to the extent that your example extends, but many hilts have ferrule like metal attachments like a selut as this Sumatran Putri Malu hilt does.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2022, 08:49 PM
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Posted By David
I must admit that i have never heard Jawa Demam...

I must admit that i have never heard Jawa Demam described as a "crouched man carrying a snake". The generally accepted theory is that the name, which basically means "Feverish Javanese" comes from an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2022, 05:48 PM
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Posted By David
While i realize that the image of Garuda has an...

While i realize that the image of Garuda has an impact all across S.E.A. i do have to wonder why an Islamic culture would place enough importance upon it to consider it's symbolism appropriate for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2022, 11:37 PM
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Posted By David
Can someone explain to me how or why this hilt...

Can someone explain to me how or why this hilt form has become associated with Garuda. I'm having a hard time seeing it.
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