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Old 17th November 2020, 11:16 PM   #1
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This is totally out of my area of collecting so I'm asking help in identifying these 5 very small daggers. I thought about posting this in the keris forum but these aren't exactly keris. I picked these up recently in a package deal with several miniature gunong. I assume these are just souvenir pieces, but maybe someone here can properly identify these.

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Old 18th November 2020, 01:45 AM   #2
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Old 18th November 2020, 02:45 AM   #3
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Thanks, Rick! So they are siraui....interesting!
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Old 18th November 2020, 04:10 AM   #4
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Very nice, instant collection!
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Old 18th November 2020, 06:11 AM   #5
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Nice examples. I wonder if these might be apprentice knives. Rick?
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I don't have much of any knowledge about these; but it would seem that the two on the left side might be users, big enough to be useful conceal carry weapons.
I guess the jury is still out on their use whether fighting or household. They're certainly pretty enough to be mementos for visitors. A couple of them look a bit chewed up on the horn components. That's about all I can add.
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I don't have much of any knowledge about these; but it would seem that the two on the left side might be users, big enough to be useful conceal carry weapons.
I guess the jury is still out on their use whether fighting or household. They're certainly pretty enough to be mementos for visitors. A couple of them look a bit chewed up on the horn components. That's about all I can add.

I believe there are two distinct categories for siraui knives. Some are obviously made to be weapons while a larger percentage of them seem to be more likely only utility knives. These seem more like the work knife variety to me. Though, of course, any sharp object in a pinch can be used as a weapon.
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