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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2021, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Kubur
I greatly respect your experience and opinion. ...

I greatly respect your experience and opinion.

And I personaly don't know the meaning and symbolic of these faces.

But it is not because I don't know that I will accept any belief. As for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2021, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Kubur
Hi, I'm no expert in Indonesian weapons, clearly...

Hi, I'm no expert in Indonesian weapons, clearly you are! I accept any conclusion based on empirical experience and argumented by facts. And I have a simple question for you, maybe I'm mistaken but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Kubur
Ed, everything is symbolic, the point is you need...

Ed, everything is symbolic, the point is you need to know the meaning.
Especially on weapons, even on European swords, the oak acorn is the strength... Any single piece of decoration has a meaning,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Kubur
Well, no. Why do you think that the human face...

Well, no. Why do you think that the human face would not be there if this dress was put on the blade of a person of Islamic beliefs?

Islamic weapons are full of animals and human representations....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2021, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Kubur
Hi Jim, Please could you share with us your...

Hi Jim,

Please could you share with us your infos? on which bases or criteria your contact can say that?

I think David's info is very interesting
Indonesian is indeed mostly Muslim. However...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Kubur
If you google "Indian god with beard", it is the...

If you google "Indian god with beard", it is the response that you will get.
You have Indian god with beard and look also at the avatars.
I vote for Narasimha (seems to be a badass)



Do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Kubur
Very much like a lion on the scabbard or maybe...

Very much like a lion on the scabbard
or maybe Surya the Indian god of the sun...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Kubur
I don't see any European but an Indian face....

I don't see any European but an Indian face. Hinduism was also present in Java. The question for me is which god is it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,748
Posted By Kubur
Hi Jim, You will have more success with the...

Hi Jim,
You will have more success with the Kris / keris guys.
But I think it is a Pedang lurus.
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