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Old 19th September 2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Just have won a wedung, something what was already long on my wish list. Wedungs are only worn in the courts of Central Java and it seems nearby that a blade with gold belong to a high ranking person. The german auction house stated that this piece was collected in the 30s/40s last century and coming from a german collection where it was from this date. It is 41 cm long. Will post better pictures soon as I have it in my hands.
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Old 19th September 2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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Congratulations Detlef. I think these are exquisite knives, and the craftsmanship is of the highest quality. This one seems to have had a gold wash, with much of it gone in the past.

How old do you think it may be?

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Thank you Ian. Age is difficult to say but my guess would be 19th century, maybe Alan will be able to shed some light on the age of it. When I am not comletely wrong is this one from Jogjakarta.

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Nice wedung, but it does require some TLC to make it presentable.

Yes, I believe we're looking at 19th century, maybe late 18th, all the wedungs of comparable style to this one, that I have seen, have been Surakarta.
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Old 19th September 2015, 11:27 PM   #5
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I agree with Alan in that this one needs a bit of TLC, but it seems fairly complete and i'm sure you have the touch Detlef.
I would like to eventual add one of these to my collection...
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Nice wedung, but it does require some TLC to make it presentable.

Yes, I believe we're looking at 19th century, maybe late 18th, all the wedungs of comparable style to this one, that I have seen, have been Surakarta.


Thank you Alan for confirming my age guess and also for correcting me about the origin. Be sure that it will receive the degree of attention it has missed for a long time.

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I agree with Alan in that this one needs a bit of TLC, but it seems fairly complete and i'm sure you have the touch Detlef.
I would like to eventual add one of these to my collection...


Thank you David for your kind words and good luck by the hunting.

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Old 20th September 2015, 08:07 AM   #8
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Detlef, my comment on origin is simply that, it is not a correction. Quite frankly I don't know where this wedung was made, but I have seen several similar, and those ones were Surakarta, so this one might be Surakarta, or it might be Jogjakarta, or it might be somewhere else.

My comment on age is only a general opinion, I cannot support this comment.
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Alan, noted like this before already, maybe I have expressed myself somewhat unfortunate. One other question, do you have an explanation for the drop like ornamentation on the scabbard? I have seen this on an other wedung scabbard before.

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No Detlef, I do not.
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No Detlef, I do not.


Thank you anyway Alan.
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