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francantolin 21st May 2021 07:51 PM

small kriss-pedang dagger
 
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Hello dear members,

I'd like please your advice and opinion about this dagger,

It looks like a pedang lurus but here it's more a small dagger ( 15 inches long with scabbard )

The hilt seems made of better quality ( and older ?)than the scabbard,

I find the ornaments on the scabbard made in a '' mechanical'' way,
not silver I think, seems too stiff

The blade is interesting : large and thick,
lamination on the blade reminds me some kriss blades so I wanted to show it to you...

mariusgmioc 21st May 2021 08:11 PM

I am definitely a novice in what concerns Indonesian weapons, but to my novice eyes, this looks like a repurposed spear tip with a pedang hilt.

Jean 22nd May 2021 09:14 AM

Yes, a pedang/ tombak, not a kris

francantolin 22nd May 2021 09:58 AM

Hello,

Thank you Jean and Marius for your messages,

the tombak is the javanese name for a spear head, am I right ?
any idea about age of the spear head ?
Do they blacksmiths forge it with the same steel/pamor than for kriss blades ?

Sajen 22nd May 2021 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by francantolin (Post 262847)
the tombak is the javanese name for a spear head, am I right ?

Yes, correct, but the Indonesian name.

Quote:

Originally Posted by francantolin (Post 262847)
any idea about age of the spear head ?

Difficult to say, the pesi (tang) could give some clues. :shrug:

Quote:

Originally Posted by francantolin (Post 262847)
Do they blacksmiths forge it with the same steel/pamor than for kriss blades ?

Yes!

Regards,
Detlef

Sajen 22nd May 2021 10:06 AM

Like Jean already said, it's not a keris and need to moved to the other discussion forum. ;)

David 22nd May 2021 04:08 PM

I agree this is not a keris and i am moving it to the Ethno section for further discussion. ;)


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