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Old 10th January 2020, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default Plamingko knife ?

Hi
I have got this piece with the sellers information „bendo-knife“.

Edit: I was told now that is a plamingko knife ?

Grip is horn, dress seems to be silver with lots of copperpins

Thanks in advance Thomas
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Old 10th January 2020, 02:25 PM   #2
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Cool knife, I like it.

This is a southern Thai 19thc traditional form knife, or mead in Thai, it is from the region Krabi , Pattani or close and traditional to the Islamic regions close to the Malay borders, the hilt is in typical Thai Naga serpent form in buffalo horn, with an etch it could show chevron Damascus pattern but not all of them do, he might be lucky if it is a good higher end one, they are worn in the traditional belt sash with just the Naga hilt showing above the waist band of the sarong, they come in many forms but the Naga is a favourite.
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Old 10th January 2020, 10:14 PM   #3
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Hi Thomas:

Nice little knife. While there is some similarity to the Visayan plamingko (plamenko), including the finger notch, Wayne is correct about its origin. This is a Thai work knife, but not a bendo as I understand that term (in Malay at least) to mean a short, heavy-bladed, fat-bellied chopper usually used to split coconuts.

This thread has some pictures of the plamingko (plamenko) knife from the Visayas--also a work knife.


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Old 11th January 2020, 01:38 AM   #4
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I agree not a plamingko.
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Old 11th January 2020, 04:25 AM   #5
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Thank you all for your help. You‘re great

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Old 11th January 2020, 11:12 AM   #6
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Hello Thomas,

Very nice and seldom seen Southern Thai knife/mead. Fittings could content gold, silver and copper.

Would like to see the blade polished and etched.
When you ever boring it..... I am a sucker for unusual Peninsula blades!

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