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Old 1st March 2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Origin of blade???

Got this blade as it is. The blade is about 15 inches long & pesi is 6cm / 2.36inches. Care for your inputs & discussion.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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Blade cross-section is characteristic of Bugis style blades.

No idea of geographic point of origin.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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The 2 times I saw keris blades with 'awkward' luk, especially the last luk (displaced a bit too much to the right), was with 2 pattani keris blades. However, the hexagonal cross-section are also quite telling of a Bugis influence. But we hardly see 'true-blue' bugis blades with waves as pronounced as this. By true-blue, I'm referring to blades produced by the Bugis people, and not produced by people in areas under Bugis influence. So this could be a peninsula blade, I reckon.
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Old 5th March 2010, 08:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input Alan & Kai Wee, I did felt it has a strong bugis influence too. But the exact origin i thought it might be on the Sumatran side, Minang? Or it could be Riau too? Will update the pics on the cleansed blade soon.

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The 2 times I saw keris blades with 'awkward' luk, especially the last luk (displaced a bit too much to the right), was with 2 pattani keris blades. However, the hexagonal cross-section are also quite telling of a Bugis influence. But we hardly see 'true-blue' bugis blades with waves as pronounced as this. By true-blue, I'm referring to blades produced by the Bugis people, and not produced by people in areas under Bugis influence. So this could be a peninsula blade, I reckon.
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Old 8th March 2010, 08:50 AM   #5
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Some pics showing the cleansed blade.
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Old 8th March 2010, 08:52 AM   #6
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Some more pics.
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