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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo ausjulius! :) Hope this helps: ...

Hullo ausjulius! :)

Hope this helps:
https://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/maldivesmale&page=9
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=76697&postcount=10...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,796
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo Gustav, R. Wangsa Moehammad was the...

Hullo Gustav,

R. Wangsa Moehammad was the 7th.-generation descendant of Soenan Tjipantjar.
Soenan Tjiipantjar / R. Widjaja Koesoemah II (GalihPakwan - Limbangan) was the great-grandson of Silih...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,796
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Adjengan Tjinoenoek

Hullo Jagabuwana,

I think the above item used to be owned by Adjengan Tjinoenoek / Pangeran Papak / R. Wangsa Moehammad.
If so, part of the inscription should read: "la ikraha fiddin" (there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,791
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hi Battara, In answer to your question, the...

Hi Battara,
In answer to your question, the terminolgy is not Indo. Language used is that of the area (Brunei, Sulu, Cebu, etc., although rather archaic).
Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,791
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Resurrected Rarities

Hullo Everybody! :)

Just to share.
Each bought for a mere pittance.
Kalis Dapaw Banasi (left) was totally covered in rust. Had to disassemble and clean (No sign of break on trunk; either...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo jagabuwana, This may help: Desc:...

Hullo jagabuwana,

This may help:

Desc: Doehoeng Soember (bangkinang variant)
Char: Oepih-rai moentir, djanoer mentjar
Blade: LxOALxWxT=56x67x7.15x1.49cm.
Handle: Green-horn malati-motif w/...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
a SOEMBER for all reasons …..

Hullo everybody! :)

All seems Quiet On The Western Front ….. hope it’s not a portent of the ‘new-normal’.

A light-hearted look, just for sharing. So please excuse the poor quality. Enjoy!

A...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) Perhaps one can invite...

Hullo everybody! :)

Perhaps one can invite the good offices of our Portuguese friends, or anyone who has access to Portuguese sources, to investigate whether such items were gifted to:

- the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) - examples of above item...

Hullo everybody! :)

- examples of above item (of same protocol) from as far back as early 16thC exist in vg condition and documented. Therefore, highly likely similar items , with the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,560
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo Ian, :) When it is used like a sabre, at...

Hullo Ian, :)
When it is used like a sabre, at close quarters/limited space, it gives a better cut.
However, it may be more convenient to use for everyday tasks (like a golok), by holding it on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,560
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Tangkitn Datoek variants (ref. post #1, 4. above)

Hullo everybody! :)

I just discovered this photo; it properly belongs here. I must have either forgotten to post it at the time, or it's posted elsewhere. My apologies.

The main difference in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,932
Posted By Amuk Murugul
KOEDJANG / KUJANG

Hullo everybody! :)

Just thought I'd post a more complete explanation/protocol of the KOEDJANG.
Hope it's not too boring.

Best,

KOEDJANG:

The Koedjang is a traditional implement which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,560
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) Just decluttering my...

Hullo everybody! :)

Just decluttering my Bandjar stuff:

- Lading (knife; when used for tapping, it's referred to as 'lading sadap').

- Karis Setjang.

Hope it's of use to somebody.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo David, :) I have been rationalising...

Hullo David, :)

I have been rationalising all my traditional/heritage material due to reason of practicality. Whatever is no longer in my ‘core’ collection has been passed on to other koentjen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo Jean, :) I am sorry to say that I am...

Hullo Jean, :)
I am sorry to say that I am poverty-stricken wrt bibliography; so I pretty much have to rely on 'fieldwork'. In other words, I have not had access to the book you mention.
As I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Sarangka Soenda (Soenda Sheaths)

Hullo everybody! :)

Doing some 'house-cleaning'. Thought somebody may appreciate these background pictures before I erase them.
My apologies should they not show up too well on your screen. At...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,732
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) I'm sorry to say I can't...

Hullo everybody! :)

I'm sorry to say I can't trump that.

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,560
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Common Karit

Hullo everybody! :)

Just for 'completeness' (ref. posts #9 & #11).
Both are everyday-use items (also sometimes referred to as: parang), from the 1st. quarter of the 20thC.

Best,
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo David, :) Firstly, I generally agree...

Hullo David, :)

Firstly, I generally agree with what you have stated.
However:"This is not to say that the academics are always correct, but it seems odd to so quickly dismiss them in favour of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo jagabuwana, :) It appears that I may...

Hullo jagabuwana, :)

It appears that I may have been too abrupt and thus been misunderstood.
For that I sincerely apologise. I was merely reiterating what I've often said in this room. No offence...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo jagabuwana, You asked and I answered....

Hullo jagabuwana,

You asked and I answered. As is usually the case, what I provide is as is, to be taken or dismissed. I don’t engage in debate, I find it too taxing and time-consuming and am...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,322
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo Alan, "In English "Basa Sunda Jero"...

Hullo Alan,

"In English "Basa Sunda Jero" can be understood as "Inside Language", in the sense of a select language not meant to be understood by everybody, as I was told, a jargon the purpose of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,932
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Holes in a blade

Hullo all, :)

I notice a bit of interest in this area.
Here's my contribution w.r.t. Koedjang.

As an example, the assignation of the Koedjang Tjioeng commensurate with the duties and function...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,495
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo Anthony! :) This may be of some use: ...

Hullo Anthony! :)

This may be of some use:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=242437&postcount=2

note the bit on 'mata/eyelet' and 'an anomaly'.

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,560
Posted By Amuk Murugul
Hullo everybody! :) Just thought I'd add...

Hullo everybody! :)

Just thought I'd add this Peit (ref. fig.15B) for posterity.

Best,
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