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Old 22nd July 2021, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default New purchase, sikin panjang.

Still in transit from the Netherlands and I was going to wait til it arrived, but it's delayed and it's a slow day.... and I broke. Here it is, vendors photo's which are better than I would take anyway.
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Old 22nd July 2021, 06:36 PM   #2
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Big pic's, needed to be reduced.
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Old 22nd July 2021, 06:41 PM   #3
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This became two threads rather than one.....
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Old 22nd July 2021, 08:07 PM   #4
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Very very nice
How long? 60 80cm?
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Old 22nd July 2021, 09:44 PM   #5
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Very very nice
How long? 60 80cm?
70 cm, more detail when it arrives. I had a much plainer one of these with damage back in the late 1970's but had to sell it when a poor student.This is the first one I saw for sale since.
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Old 22nd July 2021, 11:07 PM   #6
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Looks great!
Finely carved hilt.
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Old 23rd July 2021, 02:29 AM   #7
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Here is the close up from the the duplicate thread.
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David,

Nice to find one with such a nicely carved hilt. Have you tried etching the blade? Some of these have spectacular pattern welded blades.
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Old 27th July 2021, 12:05 PM   #9
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Here is the close up from the the duplicate thread.
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Old 11th August 2021, 02:12 PM   #10
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Arrived today after much drama and confusion, to the point that I insisted on opening the package in front of the delivery driver to check it was still there. Is UPS always this bad?

Anyway, it's here and I am very happy with it. There is no doubt that this is a laminated or pattern welded blade, and a very heavy one! A few small chips in the edge,of a kind that experience tells me indicates a very hard high carbon steel edge, comparable with Japanese blades.

To date, all the swords that I have from this area are much heavier than Western blades of the same length. But all with small hilts.....
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Nice sikin panjang David, congrats! When they coming with a hulu peusangan like yours the handle is often carved with ornaments.
There are a lot in the hands of our members, see the attached examples from Willem, Thomas and Gustav.
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Old 12th August 2021, 11:43 AM   #12
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I have two in my collection, one with a hulu peusangan, also decorated and 80 cm long and the smaller one with hulu tumpang beunteueng but with scabbard and 70 cm long.
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I have a stupid question, why these swords are similar to Pakayun Murut??
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Old 12th August 2021, 12:23 PM   #14
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There are no stupid questions! Only stupid answers!

But where you see the similarity?

A sikin panjang is straight and a pakayun most of the time curved. Or do you see similarity by the handles? On closer examination they are also quiet different. See the both examples from old threads.

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There are no stupid questions! Only stupid answers!

But where you see the similarity?

A sikin panjang is straight and a pakayun most of the time curved. Or do you see similarity by the handles? On closer examination they are also quiet different. See the both examples from old threads.

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Text, and photos, das ist sehr clear! Thanks

I was just asking because of the Y pommel, but after all even yataghans have Y pommels... So I was wrong no culturallinks between panjang and pakayun.
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Whether there is a connection between similar grip styles of different ethnic groups in Southeast Asia is another question.
We'd have to look at the meanings of the handles, honestly, I don't really know.
Here is another example of the shape that you call the "Y" shape, a Sumara from Sulawesi compared to Sikin Panjang handles and Pakayun handles.

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And even by the Ilongot on Luzon you find this form (itung) or on Mindanao by the Mandayas, see the examples.
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And even by the Ilongot on Luzon you find this form (itung) or on Mindanao by the Mandayas, see the examples.
Thanks, really cool, may be we should open a thread Y pommels versus ears pommels...
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