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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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Sewah Lampung Sumatra Perak 0717 - Another rare example of a side weapon called the sewah from the southern Sumatran region of Lampung. Typical handle and sheath forms, are made from hard well selected kemuning woods, having finely repoussed silver ferrule and outer stem cover or pendok. The top sheath in a horse like representation, attributes the piece to Lampung, southern Sumatra. 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 non contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use contrasting nickle metals. Pattern welded in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Price:- US$350 excluding shipping. New.

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.

Sewah Aceh Perak 0717 - 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 finely repoussed silver ferrule and outer stem cover or pendok. 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 non contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use contrasting nickle metals. Pattern welded in the mlumah technique, but without any contrasting patterns it is called kelingan in Javanese.

SOLD.

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.

SOLD.

Badek Gecong Bugis Sulawesi 0717 - Very good example of a side knife called the badek from the Bugis Sulawesi regions. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip form is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, with a thick silver ferrule base or mendak. Top sheath in the makara styled form has the bottom stem having plain silver bands. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a pointy tip, and having a "belly" at the top half, it has an overall shape called badek gecong. Pamor patterns 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.

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.

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