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Klewang Jawa Timur Abjad Perak 0416 - A rare and fine example of a sword called the klewang from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle is made of wood, and well carved in the form of the relief makara, with repoussed silver base encasements. Wooden sheath is also fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Thick and very sturdy blade with two deep fullers and a double sharp top edge, typical of Javanese klewangs. The Arabic or Islamic verses on the blade is made using fine silver koftgari technique. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, showing no nickel, but more iron and steel. The metals are forged arranged in the mlumah technique, with the black nature of the blade called kelingan in Javanese.

Price:- US$1,050 excluding shipping. New.

Burmese Dha Silver 0812 – A very good example of a sword from Burma called the dha. Fittings are made of wood and are fully encased with thick plain silver, with the typically long cylindrical hilt having grooves at the grip, and bottom stem of sheath tapering. Long and very sturdy single sharp edge blade, with an arcing profile and a slightly broad tip. Chiseled makings are typical of the regions styles. Pattern welded blade with arrangements in the mlumah technique.

 

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Rencong Aceh Perak Suassa 311 A fine and very long example of the rencong from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. The fittings are fully encased with finely repoussed silver, and having the typical recong’s characteristics like the bent handle, the blade’s fretworks etc. subliming infusing the Islamic invocation “Bismillah” i.e. In the name of Allah. Very sturdy and still sharp blade is exceptionally long and slender, having a single deep fuller along the blunt edge, with very well executed base fretworks. Base ferrule or metok is also made one with the blade, and is encased with plain suassa or gold/copper alloy.

SOLD.

Moro Philippines Kampilan 0412 Very good example and rare example of a long sword from the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Handle is made of well selected kemuning woods with fine carvings resembling a croc. An iron guard protrudes from one side of the handle with dyed horse’s hairs protruding from one side of the hilt. Exceptionally long and very sturdy blade is still very sharp. Blade is pattern welded with pamors arranged in the miring technique and is of the adeg or standing variations. Arguably the longest sword from this region, it was used by high status warriors in the Philippines during the Portuguese colonization.

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Pedang Tusuk Tempius Jawa Putut 0113 Very good and rare example of a stabbing sword or pedang tusuk from the central Javanese regions. Handle and sheath are made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having a demonic like face at the top of the hilt usually associated to the Bintulu (guardian of the entrance to the other world). Long, thick and very sturdy blade with the top half having double sharp edges to use as a stabbing weapon. The base of the blade has a rare sculpted figure in a meditating position called the Putut. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.
 

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Parang Lebar Batak Karo Perak 0911 Very good example of a rather broad sword from the lesser known Batak Karo region. Handle made of buffalo horn and in the form very similar to the sikkin Aceh. (Not surprising due to the proximity and common Islamic faith). Wooden sheath with typical plain silver bands, having thick and very sturdy that broadens into a flat top is typical of the style. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as is the norm of the region preferring not to use nickel, but more of iron and steel metals. Arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being. The blade is also very well tempered as shown from its darker shades along the sharp edges, on the top half of the blade where it is quenched during tempering.

SOLD.

Klewang Pedang Sabit Sumatra Tandok Perak 0715 - Another unusual sabre like sword or pedang sabit from southern Sumatran, with the buffalo horn hilt in a rather "simplified" version of the makara;- a mythical creature combining an elephant, a dragon and a fish. Wooden sheath is encased with finely repoussed silver and ring bands. Long and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile, or sabit, with a single sharp edge and a fuller or sogokan running alongside the blunt edge from the base till the tip. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

SOLD.

Sewah Aceh Tandok Metok Perak 0311 Very good and rare example of a side weapon called sewah. From the northern Sumatran region of Aceh, the hilt in the form of the tumbok lada or chili pounder, is made of buffalo horn and has the base and ferrule or metok encased with thick and well repoussed silver, extending a little to cover the base of the blade. Kemuning wood top sheath with a buffalo horn tip, and bottom stem having plain silver bands. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and doubled fullered mid section and a pointy tip. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

SOLD.

Sewah Aceh Tandok Sada Saler 0311 - Very good and rare example of a side weapon called sewah. From the northern Sumatran region of Aceh, the hilt is made from brownish horn suggesting the seladang or wild buffalo. Kemuning wood top sheath with angsana bottom stem having a silver alloy bottom tip. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a shallow fuller at the base or sogokan, with the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade;- a common sewah characteristics. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique and shows a central vertical line along the middle of the blade called sada saler. It is said to guide the owner in life’s obstacles.

SOLD.

Klewang Jawa Tandok Adeg 0715 - A very good example of a sword from the central Javanese regions, called the klewang. The finely carved buffalo horn handle in the form of the makara;- a mythical creature combining an elephant, a dragon and a fish. Sheath is made of hard teak woods, and has plain silver alloy bands. Long and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile, has a single sharp edge, but at the tip it tapers into a double edge. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos tuah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
 

Price:- US$400 excluding shipping. New.

Rencong Aceh Ulu Tandok 0414 -  From Aceh, northern Sumatra, this rather rare form of knife called the rencong has the hilt made of buffalo horn and wooden sheath with typical floral motif relief carvings. Very sturdy blade with good perabots or fretworks at the base and an angled sharp edge, typical of rencong’s form. The shape of the rencong is said to represent the Islamic invocation "Bismillah" i.e. In the name of Allah.Pamor patterns are not contrasting which is quite the norm, but shows forging in the mlumah technique.

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Golok Sunda Jawa Barat Tandok 0414 - Very good example of a short sword or golok from the eastern Javanese region of Sunda. Typical hilt form and sheath are all made from buffalo horn with bottom stem having well repoussed silver alloy panels with an open panel at the middle exposing the horn sheath material. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge a broadening top feels heavy upon handling. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit seamangko or melon's skin pamor having an unplanned pamor tiban at the base called batu lapak or saddle stone pamor. The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity while the unplanned pamor tiban is of the protective nature.

SOLD.

Golok Sumba Ombak EmasAnother very good and rare example  of a sword from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba. Handle is made from darkwoods 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. A common feature in most goloks. 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

Price:- US$415 excluding shipping.

Golok Jawa Ulu Tandok 1215 - A very good example of a broad sword called golok from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the typical makara relief form, is made of buffalo horn having finely twisted brass grip and ferrule. Wooden sheath is fully encased with rather recently added weaved rattan. Very sturdy and sharp blade with a single sharp edge and a broad top; characteristics of a golok. Pamor patterns are very condense showing good metals selections and are forged in the mlumah technique, showing circular concentrations at the middle of the blade called pamor uler lulut or snakeskin pamor. The pamor is said to enhance the owner's status.

Price:- US$370 excluding shipping. New.

Parang Sumba 1215 - Very good and rare example of a short sword or golok from the island of Sumba. More famous for its komodo dragons (large lizard), the hilt is made of wood and is in the form a human figurine riding atop the wooden horse top sheath. Very sturdy single sharp edge blade having a broad tip;- a characteristics of a golok. Note that the base of the blade is deliberately blunt about a few inches, which can assists in usage. Pamor patterns are not contrasting but shows forging in the mlumah technique and is of the wos tah or scattered rice variations.

Price:- US$350 excluding shipping. New.

Klewang Jawa Ulu Tandok Makara 0116 - A very good example of a sword from the central Javanese regions, called the klewang. The finely carved buffalo horn handle in the form of the makara;- a mythical creature combining an elephant, a dragon and a fish. Wooden sheath is made of hard sono keling woods, and has plain silver alloy bands. Long and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile, has a single sharp edge, but at the tip it tapers into a double edge. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos tuah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Price:- US$330 excluding shipping. New.

Wedung Bali Sarong Kulit 0216 - A very good and rare example of a side weapon called the wedung. Handle is made of hard kemuning woods and well carved with a demonic face called Kala(?). The sheath is made of leather, probably sheep hide, and a brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip, having a prominent "belly" or mid section. This type of characteristics are common in wedungs, worn in Java as a court dress, as well as Bali. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, except for the line hugging the edges called pamor wenkon. Arranged in the mlumah technique, the overall pamor is of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

SOLD.

Alamang Toraja Ulu Tandok 0215 - A rare sword called alamang, of central Sulawesi, Toraja in origin. Buffalo horn handle is very well carved in the form typical of the region's styles. Hard wooden outer sheath is having a carved mid section having a couple of rattan bands. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a rather flaring top with a rather pointy tip typical of alamang styles. Pamor is patterns are rare and are arranged in miring technique. showing vertical lines called pamor adeg or standing pamor. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

SOLD.

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. New.

Golok Batak Sumatra 0115 - A good and rare example of a short sword or golok from the central region of Sumatra. Handle is made of hard wood and having a faced caved at the back top, usually associated with the Batak styles. Wooden sheath having the top carved with swirly motifs and jute string bands. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and is typical of the region's styles. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is common to use stronger iron and steel as appose to nickel. Arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.


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Klewang Sumatra Ulu Tandok Perak  – Very good example of a long sword or klewang from Sumatra. Handle made of buffalo horn is  finely carved with pierced through works in the form of the relief makara, with base encased with plain silver. Wooden sheath has a horn top and fully encased with lain silver and bands. Long, very sturdy and still sharp blade with an arcing profile and a deep fuller running along the blunt edge, making the cross section a "T" shaped. The tip of the blade ends with a sharp point, similar to the Japanese katana. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin variation.

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Badek Bugis Sulawesi Dwi Warna 0413 – A very good and rare example of a small knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the pistol grip for and is made from hard kemuning woods with a plain brass ferrule at the base. The sheath is made from angsena woods having a silver clip at the side to assist in useage. Very sturdy single sharp edge blade with a rather sublime bulge at the top, has an overall shape called badek kawali. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique with the base having g a semi circular formations called batu lapak or saddle stone, and above it are patterns of the bulu ayam or chicken feathers variations. The pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner, while the pamor bulu ayam is for status use.

SOLD.

Badek Kelantan Kulit Semangko Ebony 0911 Good example of a small side weapon called badek from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. Typical form of short handle and matching top sheath are made from ebony wood, with the bottom stem made of dark grained ketengga woods. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip, has the base ferrule made one with the blade;- characteristics of the region’s style. Pamor patterns are condense with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon skin pamor, having all patterns unplanned or pamor tiban. Along the middle are few unplanned pamor tibans with interesting oval formations.

SOLD.

Golok Jawa Tri Warna A good and rare example of a sword called the golok from the eastern Javanese regions. Newly made fittings are made of teak wood or jati. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge has beautiful and complicated pamor patterns. Arranged in the miring technique, the base shows semi circular formations called pamor batu lapak, and above it has two different pattern arrangements. Vertical lines of pamor adeg or standing pamor, and beside it are beautifully arranged pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles.

SOLD.

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