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Old 19th May 2024, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hi,

Could this be a Sumatra or Peninsular Malaysia Jambiah?

The tip looks like it has a luk.

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Old 19th May 2024, 10:12 PM   #2
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Hello Omar,

Do you have close-ups of the base of the blade? Both sides would be good.

Blades curved like this are fairly common and some of them apparently are based on the Arab jambiah.

Scabbards like this are also seen along all of the Sumatran coast, too.

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Old 20th May 2024, 12:49 PM   #3
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Hello Omar,

Do you have close-ups of the base of the blade? Both sides would be good.

Blades curved like this are fairly common and some of them apparently are based on the Arab jambiah.

Scabbards like this are also seen along all of the Sumatran coast, too.

Regards,
Kai
Hi Kai,

Please find attached the pics of the base of the blade. Let me know what you think.

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Old 21st May 2024, 12:27 AM   #4
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Thanks, Omar!

Similar blades are also coming from Negara (Banjarmasin area); also the "luk" at the tip seems intentional.

Based on the slender blade as well as the scabbard I'd suggest this piece originating from the southeastern Sumatran coast. Also the plain horn foot and mouth are typical for this area.

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