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Old 2nd January 2018, 12:10 PM   #5
Sajen
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Originally Posted by kai
That seems to be a genuine, antique pandai saras blade and examples with luk are rare, indeed. I hope the pitting is not too bad to allow for long-term preservation?


Hello Kai,

thank you for comment! The blade has had only a light rust film when I received it, it was easily to remove by steel wool and when it get frequently oiled it will be preserved for future.

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How well does the blade fit?


Good but not perfect, see picture.

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Hulu: I would not rule out other timbers - looks like more recent work to me, too.


Like said, at the first glance it look recent to my eyes as well but I am inclined to believe that the hilt get refurbished some time ago.


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Originally Posted by kai
I'd be inclined to believe this is from Kelantan/Pattani with the Terengganu hilt added later (and antique scabbard renovated at the same time, probably).


Very good possible, the "?" wasn't set for nothing!

Best regards,
Detlef
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