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Old 5th August 2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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This Coteng ended recently by ebay, I never thought that it went high like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Indonesian-...c#ht_160wt_1153

Maybe the unusual skript (jawi?) on the blade was the reason. Since we don't see Coteng keris so often I think the pictures are worth to keep for our archives.
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Old 6th August 2014, 12:42 AM   #2
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I saw this, but was not so interested considering the damage to the scabbard. I did not think this is a coteng style hilt. It looks more like what i have come to consider as a keris tajong. What about this do you think qualifies it as coteng?
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Hello David,

the lack of the beard by the hilt qualify this hilt as a Coteng hilt. See here: http://kerisarchipelago.150m.com/webpage/Tajong2.htm

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Old 6th August 2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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Hello David,

the lack of the beard by the hilt qualify this hilt as a Coteng hilt. See here: http://kerisarchipelago.150m.com/webpage/Tajong2.htm

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Thanks Detlef. I am always a bit vague on this area of collection.
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Old 6th August 2014, 01:16 PM   #5
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Thanks Detlef. I am always a bit vague on this area of collection.


You're welcome David, without this great forum I don't will know it as well, I've learned a lot here!

Regarding this keris in question, I think that it is also with the demaged scabbard still a bargain, I've seen Coteng handles only sold by much higher prices. And I think that the inscripition on the blade was a essential reason that the selling price rise up like this. The blade could be cleaned very easily and Coteng keris are very seldom on the market.

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Old 20th August 2014, 04:31 PM   #6
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This is a coteng, and one with a rather good hilt! I like the pendoko. An uncommon form. It may have had a stem at some point in time.
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Hello Kai Wee,

thank you for comment. I agree with you about hilt and pendokok. What you think about the blade with the inscription?

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