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Old 17th March 2020, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default Indonesia? Philippine? #1

Can someone please ID this for me.
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Old 17th March 2020, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hi Stu:

Not Philippines IMHO.

It is a humble, village quality parang that could be from Java, but Sumatra or Kalimantan might be possibilities also. It's a general purpose knife, mainly for gardening/agricultural purposes. Perhaps someone here can help you identify it more closely with regard to the style of the scabbard or hilt, but they look fairly non-specific to me.

I've taken the liberty of lightening one of your pics to better show the hilt and scabbard details.

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Old 17th March 2020, 04:31 PM   #3
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Hello Stu,

I would say that it is a golok from Sunda (West Java).

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Old 17th March 2020, 05:28 PM   #4
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It is a parang from Borneo.

The description by Ian is correct. Village made.
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Old 17th March 2020, 05:37 PM   #5
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For me it's golok from Sunda or south Sumatra. I have the same but entirely covered with a foil of repoussť silver.
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Old 17th March 2020, 05:47 PM   #6
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The scabbard mouth is typical for Sunda, special by golok scabbards! South Sumatra was strong influenced from Sunda.

Compare with old threads.
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Thank you all.
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Old 17th March 2020, 08:20 PM   #8
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The scabbard, in particular the horn bands, look an awful lot like the construction on this golok from Sunda that was in Lew's estate, and that now lives with me.

http://vikingsword.com/lew/w0129/w0129.html

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