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Old 22nd September 2020, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Last one: A Keris Madura

Looks to be a small, well worn, keris Madura. The wooden hilt is quite simple by Madurese standards. The wrangka is more impressive.

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Old 22nd September 2020, 01:13 PM   #2
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AFAIK this style of hilt is called sandang walikat. A nice and old specimen of Madurese kris.
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Old 22nd September 2020, 04:44 PM   #3
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AFAIK this style of hilt is called sandang walikat. A nice and old specimen of Madurese kris.


Is sandang walikat derived from kocet kocetan? The first two pictures particularly brought that to mind.

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Old 22nd September 2020, 06:01 PM   #4
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Is sandang walikat derived from kocet kocetan? The first two pictures particularly brought that to mind.


No, sandang walikat designates a style of triangular kris scabbard from Java or Madura, see attached specimen, and also apparently a style of Madurese hilt, see pic.
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Old 22nd September 2020, 07:39 PM   #5
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By the way, the pendok seems to be missing and the black horn inserts on the gandar are probaly more recent than the waranga itself.
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Old 27th September 2020, 04:54 PM   #6
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No, sandang walikat designates a style of triangular kris scabbard from Java or Madura, see attached specimen, and also apparently a style of Madurese hilt, see pic.
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Are the hilts called sandang walikat because the hilt profile is triangular like the scabbard? Would Sanjen's post #43 of this thread, http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=repair, contain sandang walikat hilts as well, even though these hilts are planar and not carved?
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Old 28th September 2020, 03:39 AM   #7
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Charles, i find this Madura keris of yours quite enchanting. Thanks for showing.
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Old 28th September 2020, 03:48 AM   #8
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IP, I would suggest that these hilts are called sandang walikat hilts because they are the correct hilt to wear with a sandang walikat wrongko.

sandang = clothing

walikat = shoulder blade (scapula)
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Amazed that the sheath looks identical to mine. Never saw one before with horn tip end and decorative collar.
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Amazed that the sheath look identical to mine. Never saw one before with horn tip end and decorative collar.

Beautiful sheath! @@
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Amazed that the sheath looks identical to mine. Never saw one before with horn tip end and decorative collar.

Well, they do have similar decorative collars and a black horn toe on the gandar, yes, but these two sheaths are hardly identical. In fact, similarities aside, they are two completely different sheath forms.
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Another Madurese scabbard in sandang walikat style with horn inserts, these are not that rare IMO.
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Could these horn pieces be repairs? Both the buntut and the joint the wranka are areas that are frequently stressed.
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Could these horn pieces be repairs? Both the buntut and the joint the wranka are areas that are frequently stressed.


IMO these horn pieces could be either stylistic additions, or repairs, or for increasing the scabbard length and matching the blade length.
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