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Old 14th July 2019, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Hemola from Savu Island (Type E )

Hello,

This is my second sword from "Timor": a Hemola from Savu island (the seller bought it on the place).
I also have another handle of the same style (Type E in Timor's sword classification) but whithout provenance, so it's possible that it comes from the island of Roti where the parang are similar to Savu.

Unfortunately there was no sheath.

Length of the blade: 48cm
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Old 15th July 2019, 11:21 PM   #2
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Hello SÚverin,

I am surprised that nobody comment until now! A very nice Hemola you get there! Any signs that the blade is laminated? Was the seller able to tell you more about this sword?
I doubt that someone would be able to distinguish between swords from Savu and Roti, I think that there are not enough examples with clear provenance useful for comparison. But frankly said I don't know if I am correct with my assumption.

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Old 16th July 2019, 10:11 PM   #3
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Hello Detlef,
The blade is laminated but isn't very apparent.
On this sword in particular he had no information, he bought it from the owner's descent, it was totally rusty. For other timor's sword coming from elsewhere (more complete but much more expensive) he had more information up to the name of the village and ethnicity.
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The seller seems to have a nice and interesting collection!
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Old 18th July 2019, 10:42 PM   #5
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Yes, but it's He is acollector / professional seller of Indonesian (mainly) ethnographic object (mostly timor), he lives most of the year in Bali.
He also had a "Timor Keris".
A very old javanvaise blade (without the ganja) fully dressed in timor style, but too expensive for me.
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