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Old 20th May 2024, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Another Malaysia Badik or Sewar?

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Another Malaysian Badik or Sewar?

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Old 20th May 2024, 11:43 PM   #2
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Hello Omar,

I believe these fossil elephant molar fittings are modern and emulate classic Straits style; blade might be old. IMHO, a sewar regardless of which coast along the Malacca Strait it hails from. The Melayu badik seems to originally hail from more northern areas.

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Old 20th May 2024, 11:52 PM   #3
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Hi Oariff.

It's a sewar. But I am unsure if the scabbard mouth and hilt are antique, is the material white aka bahar or fossilized elephant tooth?

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PS: Just see that Kai write nearly the same already!
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Old 21st May 2024, 04:40 PM   #4
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Hi Oariff.

It's a sewar. But I am unsure if the scabbard mouth and hilt are antique, is the material white aka bahar or fossilized elephant tooth?

Regards,
Detlef

PS: Just see that Kai write nearly the same already!
Hi Detlef and Kai,

Thanks for your kind reply. I enclose 2 further pics for you to look at. If I had to guess - Elephant tooth/molar perhaps?

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Old 21st May 2024, 10:22 PM   #5
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Yes, fossil molar for both.
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Yes, fossil molar for both.
Thank You very much Kai.

Are these markings familiar to anybody?

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Old 24th May 2024, 01:57 AM   #7
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It is a type of vegetative motif used among the Indonesians, Malayasians, and Philippines (Maranao call it okir).

And I agree with the mastodon molar tooth attribution.
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