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Old 5th January 2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Peurawot from Aceh

Good things come in pairs.
I have been looking for a peurawot for years and then I found two in 2013.
I know that Gavin has one, too (could you please post yours here?).
Anyone else who feel to contribute so we can have some more here for reference?

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Old 5th January 2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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That's a great one Michael. Congratulations. I was too late on this one... Great that you've got it!

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Old 5th January 2014, 07:41 PM   #3
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What is the handle material on the second one ?
It looks almost like akar bahar .
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Old 5th January 2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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Thanks Maurice.
Rick, I am waiting for a "material expert" collector friend to come over and help me make up my mind about what it is.

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Old 5th January 2014, 08:12 PM   #5
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Beautiful pieces Michael. First ones I've seen. I really like the scabbard carving.

I am assuming that these are utility knives?
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Old 5th January 2014, 08:36 PM   #6
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So that is where it went :-)

I also saw this "sold" item in Awe.
I missed out on 2 of them in 2013.

This here below is the other one that I noticed but could not buy.
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Old 6th January 2014, 07:44 PM   #7
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Hello Michael,

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I am waiting for a "material expert" collector friend to come over and help me make up my mind about what it is.

Agree with Rick [I wrote Willem originally - sorry for the error] that it does look a bit "suspicious" - experienced seller says black horn though. If the hilt feels more like stone/bone (harder; colder to the touch), it most likely is Akar Bahar. Close-ups!

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Old 6th January 2014, 09:34 PM   #8
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Hello Michael,


Agree with Willem that it does look a bit "suspicious" - experienced seller says black horn though. If the hilt feels more like stone (harder; colder to the touch), it most likely is Akar Bahar. Close-ups!

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????

I don't see anybody calling the hilt material suspicious. I am not anyway.

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Old 6th January 2014, 07:28 PM   #9
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Hello Michael,

Congrats, nice examples! I'm glad you snapped that up when most of us were busy with Christmas...

Your first one looks more like a rough specimen. I have a similar one of large proportions - what is the blade length of yours?

The second has the text-book (and status) hilt: curved away from the edge, with carved tampo design (pommel), and an - especially nice - sampa (ferrule) from suasa. I really like the variant scabbard carving! Please post some more close-ups of these features - thanks a lot!

The blade is much shorter than the hilt: Any hints that the blade tip got reprofiled?


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Anyone else who feel to contribute so we can have some more here for reference?

Yep, good idea, especially since there is quite a bit of variety in peurawot blades, hilts, and scabbards!

With the deeply appreciated and hopefully ongoing help of some very kind friends I managed to assemble a small peurawot collection. Will try to take pics when weather and time permits.

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