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Old 21st May 2021, 07:51 PM   #1
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Hello dear members,

I'd like please your advice and opinion about this dagger,

It looks like a pedang lurus but here it's more a small dagger ( 15 inches long with scabbard )

The hilt seems made of better quality ( and older ?)than the scabbard,

I find the ornaments on the scabbard made in a '' mechanical'' way,
not silver I think, seems too stiff

The blade is interesting : large and thick,
lamination on the blade reminds me some kriss blades so I wanted to show it to you...
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Old 21st May 2021, 08:11 PM   #2
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I am definitely a novice in what concerns Indonesian weapons, but to my novice eyes, this looks like a repurposed spear tip with a pedang hilt.
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Old 22nd May 2021, 09:14 AM   #3
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Yes, a pedang/ tombak, not a kris
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Old 22nd May 2021, 09:58 AM   #4
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Hello,

Thank you Jean and Marius for your messages,

the tombak is the javanese name for a spear head, am I right ?
any idea about age of the spear head ?
Do they blacksmiths forge it with the same steel/pamor than for kriss blades ?
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Old 22nd May 2021, 10:04 AM   #5
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the tombak is the javanese name for a spear head, am I right ?
Yes, correct, but the Indonesian name.

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any idea about age of the spear head ?
Difficult to say, the pesi (tang) could give some clues.

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Do they blacksmiths forge it with the same steel/pamor than for kriss blades ?
Yes!

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Old 22nd May 2021, 10:06 AM   #6
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Like Jean already said, it's not a keris and need to moved to the other discussion forum.
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Old 22nd May 2021, 04:08 PM   #7
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I agree this is not a keris and i am moving it to the Ethno section for further discussion.
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