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Old 12th April 2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Need help to ID sword.

Hello, folks.
Few days ago I have bought the sword from Malay Archipelago. This sword is the riddle for me. I can not find similar in any book.
So here is my questions:
1. The name of the sword?
2. The type (parang, pedang, golok)?
3. Origin, wich people it belongs?
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Old 12th April 2018, 08:54 PM   #2
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Hello Rumpel9,

I think it's a Sunda pedang, very old, first half 19th century, maybe older. Sadly seems a piece wood missing at the handle and also the ferrule. Scabbard is a recent replacement.

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Old 12th April 2018, 09:16 PM   #3
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Very nice.
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Old 13th April 2018, 10:06 AM   #4
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Hallo, Detlef.
Thank you for the info. Do you know has this pedang its own name?
Regsrds, Yury.
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Old 13th April 2018, 10:19 AM   #5
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Isn't it a metal lamella rather then missing piece of wood?
Of course it's possible only if a metal ferrule is there.
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Old 13th April 2018, 06:22 PM   #6
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To say the truth, I didnt hold this pedang in my hands yet. I will pick it up at the end of next week. If it is interesting I will make and post more detailed pics.
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Old 13th April 2018, 08:32 PM   #7
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I agree with Mr. Detlef, it sure looks like a sunda pedang.

But there appears to be no missing piece of wood. It just has a metal frame to exactly protect the wooden ferrule from chipping. These metal frames came about during the 19th to mid 20th century. Seems to be an afterthought after a lot of old wooden handles started to get broken inadvertently during handling.

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Old 13th April 2018, 09:30 PM   #8
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Isn't it a metal lamella rather then missing piece of wood?
Of course it's possible only if a metal ferrule is there.


Yes, you are correct! My eyes are not really good anymore.
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Old 13th April 2018, 09:35 PM   #9
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Thank you for the info. Do you know has this pedang its own name?


Hi Jury,
when I am correct that it is Sundanese Amuk Murugul would be the one who could answer your question. But I would be happy with pedang!

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Old 13th April 2018, 10:37 PM   #10
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Hi Jury,
when I am correct that it is Sundanese Amuk Murugul would be the one who could answer your question. But I would be happy with pedang!

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Detlef

Hullo Detlef,
Thanks for the intro.

Hullo Yuri,
To me, it appears to be a Pedang Tewek Sampana (SoendaGaloeh).
Hilt seems to be a thinly-disguised clump of fern-croziers, thus it is an Eloek Pakoe variant.(I say 'thinly-disguised' because overall, it is made to look like a Djawa planar hilt, suggesting the style was adopted after 1579).
Have a look at the end of the metal strip. Does it look broken? If not, then it is normal. It was put there as is as a strengthener.

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Old 14th April 2018, 12:21 PM   #11
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Detlef, Amuk Murugul thank you for replies.
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Detlef, Amuk Murugul thank you for replies.


You're welcome!
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