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Old 4th August 2008, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Strange Indonesian combo with a provenance

It's a shame that the proper blade of this Balinese ceremonial dagger got lost.
But obviously someone did his own creative solution adding a Javanese keris blade to this beautiful scabbard and handle.
The price of this combination dagger however leaves a margin for the winner to find a Balinese blade and make it complete again.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=160265117206

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Old 4th August 2008, 12:30 PM   #2
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Yes, I watched this one too. They don't coem along that often

But finding a matching and fitting blade will not be easy I think.
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Old 4th August 2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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I also was watching this. But, like you said, finding a Balinese blade that would fit this sandang walikat scabbard....

Saw one a lot like this at the Japanese sword show in San Francisco. Should have grabbed it when I first saw it, but walked around doing some more looking at the Nihonto, and it was gone when I got back.
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Old 4th August 2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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Yes, maybe it will be a long term project to find a matching dagger.
I have been looking for one of these for years and this Summer I was very lucky.
At a local auction house in a small Scandinavian city, that usually doesn't have anything within my interest, I found this one.

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Yes, maybe it will be a long term project to find a matching dagger.
I have been looking for one of these for years and this Summer I was very lucky.
At a local auction house in a small Scandinavian city, that usually doesn't have anything within my interest, I found this one.

Michael

AWESOME !!!
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Nice - now that is how a Balinese ceremonial piece should be.
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AWESOME !!!

I completely agree - congrats, Michael!
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Old 5th August 2008, 11:48 AM   #8
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The blade looks a little strange to me.
Are you sure this is not some odd combo of a balinese scabbard and some scandinavian knife ?

Ps. But seriously it is an amazing piece, the scabbard is very much like the one on ebay.
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