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Old 8th December 2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default SUMATRA DAGGER BATAK ? KARO ?

I found this small dagger which has some batak features.
But is it batak ? or karto batak or...

Any suggestions ?

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Willem
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Old 9th December 2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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Hello Willem,

intersting knife, it's too bad that the blade is in such poor condition.
The overall appearance gives indead the feeling that it could be a Batak knife (rawit) but the hilt with the monster face remember to Nias handles I've seen before. I think you have something similar in head!?

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Old 12th December 2015, 08:12 AM   #3
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Hi Detlef,

Yes, some decarations are similar as on a rawit.

But the overal blade shape / handle shape and indeed some kind of creature on top of the handle are all new to me.

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Old 12th December 2015, 08:41 PM   #4
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It does appear that this item is currently for sale on a Dutch auction site so i am locking this thread until it is resolved/sold/whatever...
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