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Old 4th March 2018, 09:52 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

What is this?
Is it a pedang? a pedang lurus?
I don't know what it is but i like it...

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Old 5th March 2018, 07:34 AM   #2
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Hello Kubur,

Yes, it's a pedang.

Orang Jawa would probably call it a pedang tusuk. Not sure what the preferred name would be for orang Sunda (AFAIK, [pe]dang implies a curved blade in that language). In Sumatra this would be a relatively rare blade type, probably without any well-known dedicated name. Pedang lurus will be understood by all speakers of Bahasa Indonesia, I guess.

The hilt seems well carved and is not uncommon on (southern) Sumatra. The leather-covered scabbard and (later?) brass fittings may suggest a Sunda origin IMHO.

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Old 5th March 2018, 02:48 PM   #3
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Hi Kai,

Thank you it's very informative, clear and precise!

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Old 5th March 2018, 04:54 PM   #4
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Hello Kubur,

you are not wrong, the blade shape is typical for a pedang lurus but I agree with Kai that it is a pedang as the complete sword.
Leather scabbards I know only from Java. I never has seen a leather scabbard by any Sunda swords. The pamor look also very Javanese to my eyes.
It's a very interesting short sword for sure!

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Old 6th March 2018, 08:04 AM   #5
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Hi Detlef,

Thank you for your message.
I agree it's a nice animal!



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