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Old 18th June 2024, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Bugis keris sajen?

I just got the notification that I've won this very unusual keris sajen by a German auction. It's 17 cm long. I was described as "small African dagger"!
What do you think?
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Old 19th June 2024, 12:39 PM   #2
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I think I've never seen anything like it.
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Old 19th June 2024, 03:00 PM   #3
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I think I've never seen anything like it.
So we are already two! It was cheap and it seems not particularly old. But it seems to be a pamor blade. I am curious to hold it in my hands!

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Old 19th June 2024, 03:15 PM   #4
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I don’t know what to think, but AFAIK keris sajen are not part of Bugis culture.
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My understanding also David.
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My understanding as well!

But was is it??

I received it, like I thought it's laminated.
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A rather recent jimat? I don't think it's for those who travel.
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Old 23rd June 2024, 04:34 AM   #8
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Laminated, yes, but it could have been made from an old tombak, or a pedang, or maybe even a keris.
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Laminated, yes, but it could have been made from an old tombak, or a pedang, or maybe even a keris.
Possible, who knows? By time it will receive a warangan, maybe it will shed some light on it.
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Maybe.
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It was very cheap so it's equal what it is, I'll keep it as curiosity.
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Old 23rd June 2024, 09:36 PM   #12
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Agreed.

Keris study is not all about royal level pieces.
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