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Old 16th May 2006, 04:18 AM   #1
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Default My small collection and a question.

Hi All,

I have been lurking the forum for the past year and joined recently. This is my first post. I wanted to show my small but growing collection. I started by collecting samurai items and have also grown into moro weapons. I also have a few japanese matchlocks. Is the last blade in this thread a latok? I used the search feature of the forum but do not recognize my sword as any of the swords pitcured. Thanks for any help.

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Old 16th May 2006, 05:16 AM   #2
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The one in the last pic on top is, I think, Parang Amanremu (with a strange handle, would love to see details).
The last one.... Looks like strange Panabas without a handle. What is the thing at the base of the blade, at the bottom ?
And do not be too modest: it looks like a fine collection to me!
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Old 16th May 2006, 06:20 AM   #3
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WELCOME TO THE FORUM IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE COLLECTION AND NOT REALLY THAT SMALL, NICELY DISPLAYED AS WELL. THE LAST SWORD IS A STRANGE ONE AND THE SCABBARD DOES INDEED LOOK BLADE LIKE I HAD ONE WITH A SIMULAR TIP BUT A STRAIGHT BLADE CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS CALLED NOW BUT IT WAS IN THE OLD FORUM ARCHIVES ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER STYLES FROM THE SAME MAKER AND TIME. ALL WERE POSTED SEPARATELY UNDER "VANDOO'S MORO SWORDS" I THINK.

A CLOSE UP OF THE HANDLE AND THE CARVING ON THE SCABBARD WOULD BE HELPFUL. THE CARVING DESIGN ON THE SCABBARD KIND OF LOOKS DAYAK BUT THAT DOSEN'T MEAN BORNEO WOULD BE THE ONLY PLACE IT COULD BE FROM. GOOD LUCK
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Old 16th May 2006, 08:56 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum,

The last weapon is a Ladieng. A Sumatran Klewang used in Aceh (with another hilt) and also the neighbouring Batak tribes. The hilt looks like a Batak ancestor figure and the open(?) scabbard also looks like Batak work.

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Old 16th May 2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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Ooops...
I thought the last one was a blade! My computer gave it a metallic look. My fault.
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Old 16th May 2006, 04:10 PM   #6
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If its any consolation Ariel, I too had the impression that it was metallic.

Hi fjfredericks, very nice collection, indeed.
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