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Old 5th December 2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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This came in with a few bits from auction ,its about 8 foot tall bamboo with a keris sword attached to the end , I wouldn't think this is original would you ?
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Old 5th December 2018, 06:30 PM   #2
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While i have learned not to ever say never i would feel 99.999999999% comfortable say that your suspicion that this "can't be right" is absolutely correct.
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Old 5th December 2018, 07:46 PM   #3
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This is something I have not seen previously, but logically, it could be an indigenous adaptation.

Good close-ups of the union between blade and shaft, and the butt end of the shaft, as well as a couple of closeups of sections of the shaft might help in the forming of an opinion.
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Old 6th December 2018, 02:25 AM   #4
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Tuban blade??
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Old 6th December 2018, 04:29 AM   #5
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they must be able to weld/braze, it appears so with the red corrosion and lack of mechanical way to attach the blade.
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Old 6th December 2018, 08:10 PM   #6
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This is something I have not seen previously, but logically, it could be an indigenous adaptation.

You see...never say never...but i think we might all be able to agree that it looks a bit silly.
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Old 6th December 2018, 08:57 PM   #7
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That is, unless you're on the business end of it .
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Old 6th December 2018, 09:11 PM   #8
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I cant see how they started life together but then its been in this form for some time I would say , the bamboo has a well used patination , here is is another pic
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Old 7th December 2018, 06:15 AM   #9
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Thanks Chief.

Sorry, I'm no wiser.

This adaptation could have been done by anybody.
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Old 7th December 2018, 07:43 AM   #10
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they must be able to weld/braze, it appears so with the red corrosion and lack of mechanical way to attach the blade.



I was taught welding in high school and seems that someone welded a keris to the pole. Kind of dis-respectful to the keris itself.
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Old 7th December 2018, 09:00 AM   #11
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If the fastening is strong, this should be a very effective lance!
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