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Old 24th January 2021, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default What is this? Mandau or kampilan?

Looking for new kampilan images I have found this piece of a ended auction.
What is this?
I have never seen one like this...
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Old 24th January 2021, 05:42 PM   #2
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Modern made Borneo kampilan?
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Old 24th January 2021, 07:52 PM   #3
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Modern made Borneo kampilan?

I supose made to the tourist market, but is possible based un a antique piece?
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Old 25th January 2021, 01:05 AM   #4
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Looks like the blade is based on the mandau, and the hilt is definitely newer. In fact, the carving motifs on the hilt appear Borneo Dayak as well.

Though it is true that the Dayak also had kampilans, they didn't look like this early on.
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Old 25th January 2021, 04:30 PM   #5
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The blade is mandau in profile, but it does not appear to be convex one side and concave on the other as mandau tend to be.
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Old 25th January 2021, 05:06 PM   #6
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I supose made to the tourist market, but is possible based un a antique piece?
Thanks again


Hello Carlos,

Agree with the first part and disagree with the second part of your prahse.

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