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Old 3rd November 2021, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Parang Nabur lock down purchase

Another piece bought online and via this forum in fact. I put a "want to buy" on the swap forum and a member came forward with this example, and very happy with it I am indeed. (I am not sure if naming sellers is OK here, but happy to advertise him if he so wishes)
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Old 3rd November 2021, 09:15 PM   #2
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(I am not sure if naming sellers is OK here, but happy to advertise him if he so wishes)
David, that is indeed a lovely Parang Nabur and i am glad you are so pleased about it.
Regarding your comment above though, given that commercial posts of all kinds are banned on our forums it really isn't up to the seller if it is alright for you to advertise them. It is absolutely against the rules of our forums to allow such advertisements here. Enjoy you parang though.
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Old 3rd November 2021, 10:20 PM   #3
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Thank you for the clarification. I did wonder......
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Old 4th November 2021, 12:35 AM   #4
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Well, an attribution to the photographer seems due and generally academically sound practise - let's see if David agrees...
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Old 4th November 2021, 12:49 AM   #5
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Congrats, David!

Thats an old Beladah Belabang or Parang Lais with good laminated blade, indeed.

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Old 4th November 2021, 01:02 AM   #6
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Mine is one of my favourites:
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Old 4th November 2021, 01:52 AM   #7
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Congrats, David!

Thats an old Beladah Belabang or Parang Lais with good laminated blade, indeed.

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That's a question I was going to ask, do these usually have a laminated blade?
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That's a question I was going to ask, do these usually have a laminated blade?
Yes, most do. From very basic laminations to high-end pattern welding.

Yours seems to have some contrasting random layers. I'd suggest a gentle, subdued etch to keep the focus on the flow of lines (fullers, etc.).

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Hello Wayne,

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Mine is one of my favourites:
I reckon so - it's a nice piece!

These tend to be rather pricey nowadays, especially if complete with silver-clad scabbard.

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David R,

Just to follow up on David's comment about commercial remarks, etc. If anyone wishes to know the name of your seller, price of items, etc. then it is perfectly okay to take such discussions to personal messaging (PM) or email through this site--just not in public on the forum pages.

We don't wish to stifle completely such discussion among registered users. Much valuable information can be gained by informal chats via PM or email.

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David R,

Congrats on your new purchase. That is an absolutely classic beladah belabang/parang nabor, and a beautiful one to boot!
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what are the dimensions ?

I am curious as I see some similarities with the Dutch klewangs ...
but then again I am no expert in this subject

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Hello Gunar,

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what are the dimensions?
Blade length starts just under 50cm, peaks around 60-70cm, and tethers out with a few rare long examples.

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I am curious as I see some similarities with the Dutch klewangs ...
but then again Iam no expert in this subject
No real relationship aside from general western influence regarding hilts with guards (of very different construction).

The clipped blade in Wayne's example (a relatively rare variant) considerably predates the Dutch klewang.

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the stat's for mine....
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Magnificent blade and in excellent condition!

Congratulations for such a fine acquisition and thank you for sharing!

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Magnificent blade and in excellent condition!

Congratulations for such a fine acquisition and thank you for sharing!

One of the best pieces in my collection. One that I regularly pick up and appreciate in hand.
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