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Klewang Jawa Bunti Mayit Alpaka 0719 - Another rare example of a long sword called the klewang from the central Javanese region. Typical handle form, said to depict the makara (a combination of an elephant, dragon and fish), is made from wood and is encased at the grip and base with well reoussed silver alloy metals called alpaka in Javanese. The wooden sheath is also encased with similar alpaka metal encasements. Very long and sturdy blade with a slender arcing profile (saber) and single sharp edge with a double edge  tip.

Price:- US$1,300 excluding shipping.

Barong Datuk Moro Philipines 0919 - A fine example of a machete like weapon called the barong from southern Philippines region of Mindanao. Handle is made of very hard and well rained kemuning wood, finely carved in the relief cockatoo bird form having with pierced through works and flaring tail and head;- features attributed to high status wear or Datuk. Wooden sheath is made from hard sono kling woods with rattan bindings. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a swollen mid section having a pointy tip; features typical of the barong. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Price:- US$750 excluding shipping. New.

Parang Nabur Sumatra  0419 - Very good and rare example of a long and broad saber called the parang Nabur, with typical characteristics that has strong middle eastern or Indian sabre influences. Typical handle form usually made of horn with thick brass guard that can act as a knuckle duster and also a sword breaker. Wooden sheath has minor protrusion at the front to assist in usage. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge, and an arcing profile that broadens at the top,  having a single fuller along the middle. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

Price:- US$670 excluding shipping.

Klewang Jawa Ayat Koftgari 0519 - A rare example of a sword called the klewang from the island of Java, with the wooden handle in the makara form, and bottom stem fully encased with well repoussed silver alloy panels. Very sturdy blade with an arcing profile and a single sharp edge having a double sharp edge tip. The surface of the blade is inlaid with Islamic verses using fine silver koftgari technique. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin, which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Price:- US$570 excluding shipping. New.

Belida Flores Ombak EmasAnother very rare example  of a sword from the eastern Indonesian island of Flores. Handle is made from bufalo horn and wood with turtle shell  side panels and horse hairs profusions. Wooden sheath is made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Rather longer than the usual goloks, the blade is thick and very sturdy with single sharp edge and broadening at the top half. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique with the base having a swirl formation is called qul buntet, and above it are pamor of the ombak emas(?) or golden waves(?) variations. With 2 different pamor arrangements, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored. The pamor qul buntet is highly sought after for its strong protective properties while the pamor ombak emas is said to enhance the owner's status.

Price:- US$415 excluding shipping.

Golok Sumatra Kembang Kacang Metok 0719 – A rare example of a short sword or golok from the central or southern region of Sumatra. Handle is made of hard black wood  having a thick round brass guard, with wooden sheath also made of the same black woods. Thick and very sturdy blade with a double sharp edge at the top. The base has a well executed kembang kacang (elephant trunk) usually seen with kerises, and it is also having a base ferrule or metok, usually seen on spears or tombaks. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations which is said to be of the protective nature.

Price:- US$400 excluding shipping. New.

Sewah Aceh Sumatra Utara  0419 - Another rare example of a side weapon called the sewah from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. Typical handle and sheath forms, are made from hard well selected kemuning woods, having the top sheath in a horse like representation. Thick and very sturdy blade with a slender arcing profile and single sharp edge, it also has the base metok or ferrule made one with the blade. Together with a single sogokan or base fuller, the shape of the blade well represents the characteristics of the sewah. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variation. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

Price:- US$370 excluding shipping.

Golok Sumatra Pamor Unthuk Walang 0719 – A very good example of a short sword or golok from the central or southern region of Sumatra. Handle is made buffalo horn  having a thick round brass guard, with wooden sheath having the top and bottom tip also of buffalo horn. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge at the bottom quarter and a double sharp edge at the tip. It is also having chiseled steps at the base that's a characteristic of some Sumatran goloks. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the unthuk walang or grasshopper's teeth which is said to enhance the owner's status.

Price:- US$350 excluding shipping. New.

Golok Sumatra Kulit Semangko 0519 - A very good example of a short sword called golok,  from central Sumatra region. Well carved handle is made of hard buffalo horn, having a twisted brass grip and base, with well selected tiger's stripe grained woods for the sheath. Very sturdy blade with a broader top half, has a single sharp edge with a pointy tip. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Price:- US$300 excluding shipping.

Golok Ricikan Sumatra Pamor Adeg – A very good example of a short sword or golok from the central or southern region of Sumatra. Handle is made of buffalo horn, and with wooden sheath having the top and bottom tip also of horn. Thick and very sturdy blade with a double sharp edge at the top. The base has rare keris features of the kembang kacang and others which is very well executed. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations which is said to be of the protective nature.

Price:- US$340 excluding shipping. New.

Pedang Tusuk Jawa Timur Ulu Makara 0717 - A good and rare example of a stabbing sword of eastern Javanese in origin. Silver encased wooden handle in the form of the makara (a mythical creature combining the elephant, fish and dragon/serpent), having the eyes studded with zircons. Wooden sheath has well repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom.
Very sturdy blade with the top half angled downwards, having the double sharp edges only at the top half; a feature common with the pedang tusuk;- literary meaning a stabbing sword.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique or the kulit semangko or melon's skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Price:- US$330 excluding shipping.

Badek Tusuk Sumatra Ricikan 0216 - A very good and rare example of a side weapon called badek tusuk or stabbing badek. Handle in the typical stylized makara influence form, is made from kemuning woods, as well as the top sheath. Bottom stem has a buffalo bone panel at the neck joints. Very study blade with prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking the spine. The base of the blade has fine ricikans or features that are resembling keris characteristics. The top three quarters of the blade is double sharp edge and this strongly suggest the stabbing use of the weapon. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm to use less contrasting nickle but stronger iron and steel metals.

Price:- US$330 excluding shipping.

Belati Sumatra Lampung  0419 - A very good example of a small side weapon from the Sothern Sumatran regions of Lampung. Fittings made from hard kemuning woods, and has the handle in the profile of a human figurine, and the top sheath is showing the profile of a horse. The kuda Lampung or more known as the kuda kepang in other regions, has its roots here in Lampung. Very sturdy blade with an arcing profile and a single sharp edge with a pointy tip, has the base chiseled with floral motifs that suggest status use. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Price:- US$280 excluding shipping.

Punial Lurus Philippines  0719b - A good example of a short dagger from the southern Philippine regions. Handle made of hard kemuning woods and having silver alloy  metal base and guard, with the wooden sheath encased with patterned silver alloy bands and a slit to assist in usage. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and sharp double edges with a pointy tip. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Price:- US$200 excluding shipping. New.

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