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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
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, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
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, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
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, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,438
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, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,058
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, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
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, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
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, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
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 15th November 2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
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 19th October 2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
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, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
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, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
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,
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) Battara; yes, gilded...

Hullo everybody! :)

Battara; yes, gilded brass.

Willem; Photography is one of my weakest points, so it takes me A LOT longer to produce a reasonable picture. Please accept my apologies for the poor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Amuk Murugul
First Impressions?

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The picture has been removed at the request of the poster .

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Hullo everybody! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Something Different?

Hullo everybody!:)

Just thought somebody may find the photo below of some interest.

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Dress Dagger

Hullo everybody!:)

Seems to me it could've been made as a 'dress dagger', to be worn when attending formal Occidental functions.

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Gobang Soelangkar & Badi Tjondre/Tjoendrik Tjirebonan

Hullo everybody! :)

Apologies for the late response.

I would accept both items as Soenda:

- The longer blade I'd classify as: Pedang Abet - Gobang Paoet Njere Soelangkar, or simply, Gobang...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Warning! Warning! Will R....... ;)

Hullo everybody!:)

I don't believe in 'coincidences'.
In the past month or so, I have seen various 'antique/old' Indo edged-weapons of the 'twin' variety surface for sale in various locations around...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,285
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Stylised Floral Decorations

Hullo Matt,

To me, it looks as if the floral decorations are stylised representations:

- four-petal flower: wax apple

- six-petal flower: durian

Best,
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