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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 03:01 AM
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Posted By naturalist
In the rural villages in Indonesia, in regards to...

In the rural villages in Indonesia, in regards to utilizing scrap metals, people believe that how the initial metal being used has "value" for the blades made from the scrap metals. Also the given...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By naturalist
We have community activities called...

We have community activities called "gotong-royong", it is very common in rural villages.
The purpose of gotong-royong mainly maintaining the environment-tidiness-cleanliness in the village, it can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By naturalist
Have been asking around, it seems that I wasn't...

Have been asking around, it seems that I wasn't far enough wandering around my neighbourhood :)..
It is still used in West Java as well.
Friends from Central Java (Pekalongan, Pemalang, and Tegal)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By naturalist
My first time to saw this kind of blade was close...

My first time to saw this kind of blade was close to 30 years ago, at my best friend's home in Yogyakarta, where I come from. He said it's called Kudi.
I have been wandering around in West Java...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,427
Posted By naturalist
Have been living in several places in Indonesia...

Have been living in several places in Indonesia (mostly in Borneo and Sumatra), mostly remote places, or at least i have to go to very remote places before entering the forest (i am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,678
Posted By naturalist
So sorry Alan, my bad. English is not my mother...

So sorry Alan, my bad. English is not my mother tongue. That's what i meant to cut off. The principle on "pangentas" in this context is resurrection ~ lift it up to the next level
;) ;) :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,625
Posted By naturalist
The SAMIDRI falls to ambang, working tools. It is...

The SAMIDRI falls to ambang, working tools. It is not SAMIDRI PIN but SAMIDRI PIR. Pir referring to PER => spring steel. It means the blade made of spring steel. Spring steel is valued to be "good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,678
Posted By naturalist
Pangentas has root from "tas", meaning broken...

Pangentas has root from "tas", meaning broken off.
There is Tiuk (tiyuk) Pangentas => knife for cutting the rope that tied the corpse in the Ngaben ritual.
Blakas falls in to tiyuk/tiuk category.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,578
Posted By naturalist
Most likely Sundanese (people of West Java) Pisau...

Most likely Sundanese (people of West Java) Pisau Raut (Carving knife)
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