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Old 21st June 2020, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Another ancestor figure example for ID

This one I have not received yet. I'm fairly confident the hilt (at least) is Batak, but the name/style is not clear. The scabbard seems unusual and might not be original

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Old 21st June 2020, 02:10 AM   #2
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Oh I'd say pretty Batak.
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Old 21st June 2020, 10:03 AM   #3
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Yes, it's Batak style but I doubt that this knife has any serious age, I would say it's worked to cheat, sorry!

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Old 21st June 2020, 11:28 PM   #4
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Thank you Detlef,

I was an inexpensive bet. I would be grateful to learn the most important clues that led to your conclusion.

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Old 22nd June 2020, 01:28 AM   #5
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Hello Dave,

The blade has the wrong form, the scabbard is wrong, the patination somewhat odd. The handle look good, nice carved. Sure I only can be when handling the piece but I am very skeptical.

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Old 9th July 2020, 03:20 AM   #6
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I received the item and the poor qualities were immediately clear. The seller was quite miffed by my objections but eventually agreed to a full refund on the condition that I never do business with them again.

Thank you all for your early opinions.

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Old 9th July 2020, 10:59 AM   #7
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Well done Dave! It can be very hard to get a seller to take something back, even when the item is clearly sold as something it is not. I take it that not dealing with this seller again is no great burden for you.
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