Thread: Pedang lombok
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Old 18th April 2020, 12:47 PM   #5
A. G. Maisey
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This sort of thing is a bit outside my area of interest, but I rather feel I'm looking at a marriage performed in Jawa here.

The blade is one of those Lombok or wherever blades, they seem to be attributed to everywhere in the Archipelago, and I cannot put an exact fix on where they might have come from originally.

The silver work looks decidedly Kota Gede, ie, Jogja.

The pommel of the hilt I have seen and handled on a sword that came from Sulawesi and belonged to a woman who identified as Toraja, this sort of sword was called a "pene" (pehneh) or something like that.

I'm sure somebody with a broader knowledge of these sundry weapons than I have will be able to place this pommel.
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