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Old 16th July 2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default TUMBUK LADA IDENTIFICATION/INFORMATION

I bought this knife at an auction in Scotland about 12 years ago, recently (though this web site) discovered that it may be a Tumbuk Lada. Can anyone provide any other information (guesses are ok with me) on where/when?

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Old 18th July 2007, 01:02 PM   #2
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Old 18th July 2007, 05:34 PM   #3
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What I can tell you is the "silver" looking mounts appear to be acutally white metal, also known as "german silver" or "nickel silver".
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Old 18th July 2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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By silver looking mounts are you refering to the scabbard? Sorry if I don't seem to know anything....it is because I don't and bought the knife because I liked it as opposed to any knowledge.
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Old 18th July 2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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Hi Steve,

That's a nice one for a starter.

Tumbok Lada. It comes from Sumatra. That's the where. When? If I look at the whole piece, I would say it has some age. I guess pre 1900.
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Old 19th July 2007, 03:56 PM   #6
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Henk, thanks for the info, I would never have thought it was that old!

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Old 25th July 2007, 12:35 AM   #7
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Steve,

Your's a Tumbuk Lada all right... I agree with Henk's opinion...
A nice unique piece...

Similar to this one... [ click here ] which was bought by Lew.
Refer to this thread [ click here ]... for an earlier discussion...
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Old 25th July 2007, 12:43 PM   #8
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I would like to thank everyone for the information on my knife that until 2 weeks ago I didn't know anything about.

Any ideas on value?

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Old 25th July 2007, 12:55 PM   #9
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Ding Dong... you have PM.
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Old 25th July 2007, 02:12 PM   #10
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Though i suspect that this may have been the topic of Alam Shah's PM to you i will still point out publically that it is against forum policy to assess value on the objects we post. I trust Alam Shah may have given you a good ballpark estimate in his PM though.
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Old 25th July 2007, 06:14 PM   #11
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Begging forgiveness, I missed that part of the rules of engagment and violate forum policy, please dis-regard.

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I'm convinced your appologies are accepted.
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