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Old 17th September 2018, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default Sulawesi or Timorese Parang

Hello,

I acquired this sword in the bottom of a box I got at a deceased estate auction a few years ago. I have only ever seen one other like it (picture on google) through a Facebook post.

Has anyone else seen, or have similar examples that they may be able to post pictures of? I am trying to figure out exactly what condition this is in (good/bad/average) and how rare it may be, especially regarding its condition.
I am not interested in value, but I am interested in learning more about it and seeing other examples.

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Old 18th September 2018, 06:30 PM   #2
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Hello Steve,

have a look here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631

Curious to see pictures from your sword!

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Old 20th September 2018, 06:07 AM   #3
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apologies! they must have been too large before, I will try again
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Old 23rd September 2018, 11:19 AM   #4
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It is from Timor but not very old, mid to end of the 20th century would be my guess.

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Old 24th September 2018, 11:43 AM   #5
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Thank you! Do you think that maybe it is some sort of tourist souvenir?
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Old 24th September 2018, 05:26 PM   #6
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Hello Steve,
I doubt, I think that it could be a ceremonial sword for dances. On the lower Sunda Islands isn't much tourism.
Would need to see better pictures. How thick is the blade near the handle?
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Old 27th September 2018, 05:22 AM   #7
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Thanks Sajen, I have not got the sword in front of me but the blade thickness at the handle is approximately 2.5 to 3mm thick. it is not very thick, I know, so I can see that it would be a very good possibility as a ceremonial sword. I can try take more pictures if you like.
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