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Klewang Sumatra Perak VOC A rare example of a long sword or klewang of Sumatran in origin with the handle made of horn and finely carved in the form of the makara. Wooden sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge, and a deep fuller running alongside the top blunt edge. It also has marking of the Dutch “VOC” and dated 1769 at the base. Pattern welded blade in the mlumah technique with very condense pamor patterns of the wos utah or scattered rice variation. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Tulwar Wootz Gold Koftgari – A fine example of a saber sword called Tulwar, with the handle having fine gold koftgari works and colored glass embedment. Wooden sheath is encased with blue velvet and white metals panels at the top and bottom. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and an arcing profile typical of the Tulwar. Blade surface had been re-etched to show patterns and is not very sharp.

Klewang Jawa Ayat Perak A rare and fine example of a sword called the klewang from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle is made of buffalo horn, and well carved in the form of the makara, with plain silver base encasements. Wooden sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Thick and very sturdy blade with two deep fullers and a a double sharp top edge, typical of Javanese klewangs. The base of the blade has fine silver koftgari works of Quranic verses.

Pedang Sabit Belanda –A cavalry sword, most likely of Dutch in origin, with the typical basket guard handle made of brass and a wooden grip. The sheath is made of brass alloy and metal sheath, with an iron bottom tip.
Very long and flexible blade with deep fullers has a double sharp edge at the tip. It shows faint forging lines of damascene forging. There is small a stamping mark at the base, which may have some references but is unknown to us.

Wavy Persian Sword With Jade Hilt – A very unusual example of a wavy sword from the Persian regions with the hilt made from green Jade stone and carved with a face wearing a crown. Wooden sheath is encased with blue velvet and white metals panels at the top and bottom. Thick and very sturdy blade with many waves, and with the Jade hilt, feels heavy upon handling.

Keris/Pedang Niaz Sampir Ulu Tembaga 910 An extremely rare example of a keris or sword from the remote island of Niaz, south western Sumatra. Cylindrical form of handle, with a base cross guard is made of solid brass with a kemuning wooden top. Top sheath is also made of brass, and has a pair of lizard chisel at the front with the sun motif at the back; both are typical of the region’s style. Bottom stem has finely weaved copper bands with a thick and pronounced brass bottom tip. Although the fittings are very keris like, the blade with a single sharp edge is clearly not, and is more of a knife or pedang. With a tapering sharp tip and a slight protrusion at the base of the blade, it shares similar characteristics with its more common sword or pedang Niaz.

Sewah Aceh Ulu Tandok Salut Emas A fine example of a short knife called sewah from the northern Sumatra regions of Aceh. Handle and top sheath is made from buffalo horn, and is encased with finely repoussed gold (16K). Bottom stem is made of wood and has plain silver bands. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade, having a short shallow fuller at the base with an overall arcing profile. The base of the blade is also encased with repoussed gold.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Sampir Tandok 609 A good example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle is made form kemuning woods with the well carved top sheath made of buffalo horn, and the wooden bottom stem having plain silver bands. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and rather pointy tip, has an overall shape or dapor called badek gecong. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and shows vertical pattern called pamor adeg or standing pamor which is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Adeg Patrem 509 A good and small example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Hilt is made of hard and dark kemuning(?) woods in the typical Bugis pistol grip form having plain silver base with copper filigree. Wooden sheath is made of angsena woods. Rather short blade is very sturdy with a single sharp edge and a rather pointy tip, typical of badek of Bugis in origin. The short or small nature of the badek suggest feminine use or patrem in Javanese. Pamor pattern are rare and are arranged in the mirin

Penai Sumatra Greneng A very rare example of a short sword of penai of northern Sumatra in origin. Hilt is made of very well selected kemuning woods, and is in the form of the relief makara with and ivory tip. Sheath is having horn top, wooden mid section and a buffalo horn tip.  Very sturdy single edge blade with a sublime arcing profile and a rather tapering tip. The base of the blade has the rare fretworks or grenengs. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’ skin variation

Klewang Sumatra Perak 2A rare example of a broad sword, or parang/klewang of Sumatra in origin (Zonenveld pg. 70), with wooden handle, fully encased with finely repoussed silver. The klewang sumatra usually does not come with sheath. Thick and very sturdy blade with a broad top half and a flat tip. The base of the blade is encased with silver and has silver embedment on the blunt side. Pamor arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg, or standing variations, with a circumference pamor wengkon.

Badek Bugis Untuk Banyu Adeg Another good and rather rare example of a side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip like form, is made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bootm stem fully encased with repoussed silver alloy stem cover. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a rather tapering tip, has an overall shape or dapor called badek kawali(?). Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique with one side of the blade having semi circular formation called the pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles pamor,

Golok Sumbawa Ulu Ayam Jantan A good and rare example a short sword or golok from the eastern island of Sumbawa. Handle made of buffalo horn is well carved in the form of a cockerel or ayam jantan. Wooden sheath has the top encased with finely repoussed silver with white metal bands, and a repoussed bottom tip. A fine silver wire weaving at the base of the handle completes fittings. Very study blade with single sharp edge, has unusual fretworks at the base, with a broad top that is typical of golok’s characteristics. Blade is pattern welded, but not using contrasting pamor metals, but more of iron or steel.

Badek Sumatra Dwi-Warna Tandok 0911 A very good and rare example of a small side weapon called the badek from the central Sumatran regions. Handle is made of buffalo horn and deeply carved in the typical regional form having the lotus flower motifs at the top.. Top sheath is also made of buffalo horn, and is in the form of the relief makara. Bottom stem is made of angsena(?) woods having find silver bands with a patat lipas or roaches’ back buffalo horn bottom tip. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade, having a short shallow fuller at the base with an overall arcing profile.

Pedang Tusuk Tempius Jawa Timur Trap-Trapan A good and rare example of a stabbing sword or pedang tusuk from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle is made from buffalo horn and has thick brass guard and bracket. Wooden sheath is still retaining the red finish that is said to be meant for status wear. Long and very sturdy blade has a single sharp edge at the bottom half and double sharp edges at the top half to assist in stabbing.

Rencong Aceh Ulu Tandok Kulit Semangko 709 A very good and rare example of a short knife called rencong. From the northern Sumatran regions of Aceh, the handle is made from buffalo horn and in the typical reverse grip that’s exclusively rencong’s. Wooden sheath has fine relief carvings also typical of the rencong’s styles. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and the ferrule or metok made one with the blade and having fine fretworks at the base. 

Golok Jawa Qul Buntet Unthuk Banyu Mamas A very good example of a short sword of central Javanese in origin called the golok. Handle and sheath are fully encased with well repoussed silver alloy called mamas, with the handle depicting a facial feature at the front. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a broad top, typical of Javansese goloks.

Sewah Aceh Dua Sogokan Another very good and rare example of a knife called the sewah of Aceh, northern Sumatra in origin. Handle and sheath are made in the typical sewah’s form and is made from very well selected hard woods with natural contrasting as well as flashing grains. Bottom stem is having 5 white metal alloy panels. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and an inward or concave cured profile with the base ferrule made one with the blade, and two fullers running along the blunt side

Badek Kuku Rimau Sumatra 0512 – Very good and rare example of a small dagger called the badek kuku rimau or tiger’s claw. Well carved handle in the cockatoo bird form, typical of central Sumatran regions, is made from hard kemuning woods. Top sheath is also made of the same hard woods with the bottom stem having finely repoussed silver bands. Thick and very sturdy blade with base ferrule or metok made one with the blade. The arcing profile has the bottom half with a single sharp edge while the top half is double edge ending in a pointy tip. The surfaces of the blade are also concaved.

Karih Sumatra Tandok Perak 609 A very good example of a short knife called karih from the central or northern Sumatran regions. Handle and top sheath are made from very well carved buffalo horn having pierced through works. Bottom stem is of wood and has silver panels and a horn bottom tip. Very sturdy single sharp edge blade has the ferrule or metok made one with the blade. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm of the regions preference of non contrasting metals.

Parang Penai Toraja Pamor Adeg Ulu Tandok 0211 A good and rare example of a sword called the penai, from the central Sulawesi region of Toraja. Handle is made of buffalo horn and finely carved with motifs and forms typical of the region’s styles having fine rattan weaving at the grip. Wooden sheath with finely mid section and fine rattan weavings at the bottom half. Very sturdy and still rather sharp single edge blade is straight and having a pointy tip which is typical of the p toraja style and forms.
 

Piso Pedang Batak Sumatra 1211 Rare example of a saber sword called piso pedang from the central Sumatran regions of Batak. Handle in the typical cross guard form with a pommel top, is made from iron with the wooden sheath having silver bands and panels with filigree works. Very long and arcing saber like blade having a fuller or sogokan running along its blunt edge with the tip ending in double sharp edge for thrusting.

Badek Bugis Tri Warna 809- A very good and rare example of a side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Finely carved handle is made from angsena woods, with the pierced through carved top sheath made of kemuning woods and an ebony bottom stem. A silver ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip is typical of badek of Bugis in origin. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique. At the base a swirl like formation is seen and is called pamor qul buntet. Above it are two different patterns; one shows vertical lines called pamor adeg or standing pamor

Tumbok Lada Melayu Junjung Darjat 809 A very good and rare example of a side weapon called the tumbok lada or chili pounder. From the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan or Terengganu, the handle and top sheath are made from hard and dark ebony or kenaung woods, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with an ebony bottom tip. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip, with the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and shows peak formations from the base till the tip called pamor junjung darjat. It is said to enhance the owner’s status

Sewah Sumatra Ulu Kakatua A good example of a side weapon called the sewah which is widely used in the central and northern Sumatran regions. Handle in the typical cockatoo bird form and the top sheath, are made from, well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena(?) woods with a horn bottom tip. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and an arcing profile has the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade. Pamor patterns are not contrasting which is the norm of the region to prefer non contrasting nickel metals. From the forging lines, it is done in the miring technique of the adeg

Klewang Jawa Timur Abjad Perak 0911 Very good and rather rare example of a sword called the klewang from the eastern Javanese regions. Finely carved handle with pierced through works is made of buffalo horn and in the form of the makara having base encased with brass and silver alloy. Wooden bottom stem is encased with plain brass and silver alloy bands. Long and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile or sabit (saber) having single sharp edge. 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. Fine silver koftgari overlays adorns the entire surface of the blade, showing Arabic repetitions called abjad, of the words “Allah” and “Mohammad”.

Parang Sumatra Naga Tandok Perak – Another very good and rare example of a sword of Sumatra in origin, with the handle mad of buffalo horn and finely carved in the form of a Naga or dragon, with a finely repoussed silver guard. Sheath is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in floral scroll motifs. Long blade is thick and very sturdy, and feels heavy upon handling. It broadens a little at the tip, and the sharp edge is at the straight side of the blade (a lot like a golok, but is smaller in length). Pattern welded blade is well forged in the miring technique witharranged pamor lines called pamor adeg, or standing pamors.

Pedang Sabit Jawa Barat A good example of a saber sword from the eastern Javanese regions of Jawa barat. Wooden handle is having white metal encasements and chain attachments, with the wooden sheath also having white metals panels. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and arcing profile called the pedang sabit or saber sword. The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status

Penai Sumatra Ulu Salut PerakA very good and rather rare example of a sword from the Sumatran regions called the penai. Handle in the typical penai form, is made of hard kemuning(?) woods with the base encased with finely repoussed silver. Sheath is made of hard angsena(?) woods with tiger stripe grains. The round guard is made of brass. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single still sharp edge has an arcing profile with the tip ending in a point, rather similar to the Japanese katana. Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, or the kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. Which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity

Pedang Batak Chieftain 609 A fine and rare example of a long sword from the central Sumatran regions of Batak. Handle is made of thick brass and shows a sitting human figurine with a chicken like figurine above his head. The handle also extends to become the cross guard. Wooden sheath has the top and bottom tip encased with thick filigree bras and silver panels. Very long and sturdy blade with a slightly arcing profile and a pointy tip. The base has the first few inches extending out a little, and is blunt;- a typical characteristic of batak's sword. The length, handle and overall form strongly suggest the piece made for status wear, or a Chieftain

Tempius Jawa Timur Perak 410Fine example of a short stabbing dagger called tempius or pedang tusuk of central Javanese in origin. Well carved handle with pierced through work is made from buffalo horn having fine silver guard resembling a naga or dragon and silver chain attachments. Wooden sheath is fully encased with well repoussed silver having a protrusion at the top to assist in wearing. Very sturdy blade with a sublime angular profile and double sharp edges is also well tempered, or nyepuh, as seen from the darker shades along the edges that extend till near the base. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variat

Badek Sumatra Kakaktua Suassa 0511a Another very good example of a knife or badek from the central region of Sumatra. Finely carved handle in the cockatoo bird or kakaktua form and the deeply carved top heath are made from buffalo horn, with the black ebony wooden bottom stem having plain gold alloy or suassa and silver bands. Very sturdy single edge blade with slender arcing profile, having the base ferrule or metok encased with thick plain silver.

Shamsir Arab Perak –A rare example of a long sword called the Shamsir from the middle east. Most probably left behind by the Arab traders, the fittings are typical of the Arabian peninsular styles, and are made of wood with fully encased, well repoussed silver with a plain silver alloy centre panel. Sturdy and very long arcing blade with a single sharp edge and double fullers is flexible and returns back to it shape when bent. It is pattern welded with very condense pattern (not obvious as its not well washed) and has strong suspicion of wootz or watered steel forging technique.

Badek Tusuk Jawa Timur Wafak 0411 A very rare example of a short stabbing dagger or badek tusuk from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the bebondolan form is made from well selected pelet woods having rare contrasting grains. Bottom stem as well as base of hilt are encased with thick brass panels and ferrule. Thick and very sturdy blade with top half tapered into a pointy tip enhancing the stabbing use. Surface of the blade also has fine koftgari works of Islamic verses and Arabic alphabets/numbers called wafak.

Parang Sumatra Tandok Pamor TrimanA very good and rather rare example of a sword or parang from the island of Sumatra. The handle is made of buffalo horn and in the form of a relief makara. The base of the hilt is encased with a black painted brass ferrule. The top of the hilt also has a plain brass panel. The sheath is made of very well selected angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. Very sturdy and thick blade with a single sharp edge and a broad tip has the base flaring out a little. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique and a cluster at the base is called pamor triman with the top having the pamor wos utah or scattered rice.

Pedang Batak Pamor Blarak NgiridRare example of a sword form the central Sumatran region of Batak. Fittings are made of brass and shows a human figurine handle with the sheath having brass chain attachments. Thick and very sturdy and still sharp blade has the typical Batak sword features with the small protrusions or fretworks at the base of the blade. Very rare to find pamor on blades form the region, but this is exceptional in

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Kulit Semangko 910 Another very good example of a side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle is made of kemuning woods, with the well carved top sheath and bottom stem made of very well selected angsana woods with tiger stripe grains, having plain silver band attachments. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip is typical of badek of Bugis in origin.

Badek Bugis Jantong 509Another good and rare example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Hilt in the typical Bugis pistol grip form is made of hard kemuning woods with the sheath made from black angsana or sono keling woods, with plain silver alloy bands. Thick, broad and very sturdy with a single sharp edge and a broad top, has an overall shape or dapor called badek jantong pisang referring to the resemblance of the shape to the banana flower. Blade is pattern welded using well selected pamor metals

Pedang Sabit Sumatra Ulu Tandok Makara Very good example of a saber like sword or pedang sabit from Sumatra. Handle, top sheath and bottom tip are made from buffalo horn and is finely carved with pierced through works. Wooden bottom stem having plain and repoussed silver bands. Long, single edge blade is flexible (well tempered) and having the typical pedang sabit’s arcing profile. Pamor patterns not contrasting

Sewah Aceh Tandok Perak (209) Another very good example of a short knife or sewah of Aceh, northern Sumatra in origin. Handle and top sheath in the typical sewah Aceh forms, are made from buffalo horn with the bottom stem fully encased with thick and finely repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and an inward or concave cured profile and a short fuller at the base and with the base ferrule made one with the blade. Pamor patterns are not contrasting which is the norm of the region, and shows forging in the mlumah technique

Sewah Aceh Perak Sogokan 2From Aceh, northern Sumatra, this rather short knife called the sewah has the hilt is made of kemuning woods with the sheath fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade with a slightly arcing profile and two short fullers or sogokans at the base. The rather short nature of the piece may suggest feminine use. Pamor patterns not contrasting which is quite the norm, but shows forging in the

Badek Bugis Jantong Pisang 809 – Another good and rare example of a side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, and sheath is made of angsena woods having two small brass protrusions to assist in wearing. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and broadens at the middle and ends with a pointy tip. The overall shape or dapor is called badek jantong pisang, referring to the banana bud.

Pedang Sabit Batak Tandok 1009a Another very good example of a saber like sword or pedang sabit from the central Sumatran region of Batak. Finely carved handle with pierced through works is made of hard and dark woods, depicts the traditional Batak squatting human figurines with the top having a figurine riding atop a mythical horse (?). Plain wooden sheath is having four weaved rattan bindings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile and a pointy tip having a minute protrusion or fretwork at the base; - features typical of Batak swords. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use high contrasting nickel metals but more iron or steel.

Golok Jawa Timur Batu Lapak Adeg Another very good and rare example of a braod sword or golok of eastern Javanese in origin. Handle is made from buffalo horn and is well carved in the form of the makara. Wooden sheath has top and bottom buffalo horn panels with a wooden protrusion at the top to assist in useage. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a broad top is very typical of goloks from the region. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and has a semi circular formation

Tombak Jawa Luk 11 Kulit Semangka Another good example of a spear or tombak from the central; Javanese regions. Newly made fittings using hard and dark woods called sono kling, having a rather short shaft is commonly seen with spears or tombaks from the region. Sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and 11 sublime waves or luks. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity

Cundrik Lombok Sogokan A very good and rare example of a long dagger called the cundrik of Lombok in origin. Handle made of hard good grained woods, has strong similarities with the region’s bondolan form of keris hilt. Base of hilt encased with thick brass ferrule and guard. Wooden sheath is encased with top and bottom brass and silver panels, exposing the wood in the middle. Thick and very sturdy blade has double sharp edge with thick prominent spine and having keris characteristics using the picetan with complete sogokans.

Sewah Aceh Perak Suassa A fine example of a slicing weapon called the sewah from the northern Sumatran region of central Aceh or Aceh Tenggara. Wooden fittings are fully encased with finely repoussed silver with birds and floral motifs. A gold alloy or suassa ferrule or metok completes fittings. Exceptionally long and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and an arcing profile having a single fuller running along the blunt side of the blade, typical of the sewah styles.

Pedang Sabit Sumatra Ulu Pucok Rebong An unusual slim sword from the Sumatran regions with wooden hilt in the form of the pucok rebong or bamboo shoots. Sheath is also well carved with similar motifs. Very sturdy, long and slim blade with a base ferrule or metok that is made one with the blade, and an arcing profile that resembles the pedang sabit(?). Pamor patterns not contrasting which is quite the norm of the region, but shows forging in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Parang Batak Tembaga Patrem 2 A smaller Batak knife with typical brass fittings with the handle in the form of a human figurine and another figurine at the top sheath. Brass sheath has brass chain attachments commonly found from this type of regional styles. Sturdy blade with an arcing profile, and a single sharp edge with a pointy tip, also has the a minute profusion near the base. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as is the norm of the region, but has forging lines that shows arrangements in the mlumah technique.

Rencong Aceh Ulu Perak Emas 609 A fine and rare example of a knife called the rencong from the northern Sumatran regions of Aceh. Handle is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having the pucok rebong or bamboo shoots base with traces of gold gilt at the tip and base. Wooden sheath is made from a single piece of wood or seiras having surface relief carvings and a plain silver band. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and fine fretworks, has the base or metok made one with the blade, with a faint shallow fuller at the bottom half of the blade, angled sharp edges

Sewah Aceh Perak Sogokan 4 From Aceh, northern Sumatra, this rather short knife called the sewah has the hilt is made of kemuning woods with a repoussed silver base, that extends to the ferrule. The wooden sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver panels. Very sturdy blade with a slightly arcing profile a short fullers or sogokans at the base. The rather short nature of the piece may suggest feminine use. 

Sewah Aceh Perak Sogokan 3From Aceh, northern Sumatra, this rather short knife called the sewah has the hilt is made of kemuning woods with a repoussed silver base. The wooden sheath is encased with finely repoussed silver panels and plain silver bands. Very sturdy blade with a slightly arcing profile a short fullers

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Batu Lapak Adeg Another good and rather rare example of a side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip like form, and the top sheath, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wood bottom stem. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge, has an overall shape or dapor called badek gecong(?). Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique with the base having a semi circular formation called

Tombak Jawa Luk 7 Naga Pengantin A good and rare example of a spear or tombak from the central Javanese regions. Wooden sheath with traces of surface gilt finish and weaved rattan bindings. The typical short shaft having plain brass top and bottom. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and a prominent spine that acts as the entwining body of the two nagas or dragons at the base that is called

Sewah Aceh Perak Suassa 2 Another fine example of a slicing weapon called the sewah from the northern Sumatran region of central Aceh or Aceh Tenggara. Wooden fittings are fully encased with finely repoussed silver with birds and floral motifs, with the handle in the pucuk rebong form. A gold alloy or suassa ferrule or metok completes fittings. Exceptionally long and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and an arcing profile having a single fuller running along the blunt side of the blade,

Klewang Sumatra Qul Buntet Prada Mas – Very good example of a long sword or klewang from Sumatra. Handle made of horn and 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 a floral motifs made with gold leaf or prada emas. Long, very sturdy and still sharp blade with an arcing profile and has the tip of the blade ending with a sharp point, similar to the Japanese katana. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and has a swirl like formation at the base called pamor qul buntet, and vertical lines formations along the blade called pamor adeg,

Dua Lalan Toraja Tandok Pamor Luwu A very good and rare example of a sword from the central Sulawesi region of Toraja. Called the dua lalan, the hilt is made of buffalo horn with pierced through floral carvings, and finely weaved rattan grip. Wooden sheath with horn top and bottom tip is also having fine rattan weaving straps and a brass profusion to assist in useage. Very sturdy and still sharp single edge blade is very typical of dua lalans. Pamor pattern are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Pedang Sabit Sumatra Sarong Kulit A very good example of a sabre like sword or pedang sabit from the Sumatran regions. Well carved handle in the form of the mythical makara creature is made of buffalo horn with a thick leather sheath (probably buffalo) having top and bottom repoussed brass panels. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a deep fuller having floral motifs. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique are not contrasting with no nickleous metals used, but stronger iron and steel alloys.

Golok Sumatra Uler Lulut PerakA very and fine 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 fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Thick and very sturdy blade has a single sharp edge and broadens at the tip. The base of the blade flares a little and has steps incisions.  Pamor pattern are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique showing circular formations called pamor uler lulut or snakeskin pamor.

Tombak Jawa Luk 9 Pulo TirtoA good example of a spear or tombak from the central; Javanese regions. Newly made fittings having a rather short shaft is commonly seen with spears or tombaks from the region. Sturdy blade with prominent spine and 9 meandering waves or luks, has minute fretworks or ricikans at the base. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the pulo tirto or thousand islands variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Qul Adeg CombongA good example of short knife called Badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Finely carved handle and top sheath are made of kemuning woods with the  bottom stem from angsena woods with a carved kemuning bottom tip. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a tapering tip, typical of badek Bugis. Pamor patterns are rare, and are arranged in the miring technique. At the base, a circular formation is seen and is called pamor qul buntet. Above it are vertical pattern

Badek Bugis AyatA small side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and the top sheath are made of kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. Sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a tapering pointy tip is typical of the regions styles. Pamor patterns are not contrasting but shows forging in the mlumah technique. At the middle of the surface are Quranic inscriptions of the invocation “Allahu Akbar” i.e. Allah the Greatest”.

Kudi Sunda Jawa Barat A rare example of a small side weapon from the western Javanese region of Sunda. Fittings are made from fragrance sandal woods. Very unusual blade with a profile resembling a bird in flight, and is called the kudi. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Tombak Jawa Buntil MayitA good and rare example of a spear or tombak from the island of Jawa. Handle and sheath are well made with hardwoods with the handle having splayed surfaces. Very sturdy blade with double sharp edge and the base ferrule or metok made separated from the blade. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique and are of the buntil mayit or death shroud variations. The pamor is said to enhance the owner status but is choosy.

Pedang Sabit Sumatra Rajahan Ayat Perak Ulu Tandok A good and rare example of a sword from the Sumatran regions. Very well carved handle of hard and dark woods has plain silver and copper encasements with a jute string centre. Wooden sheath with top and bottom horn reinforcements. Very sturdy blade with a saber like profile or sabit in Malay, has fine silver koftgari works repeating the verse “La Ilaha Ila Allah”. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Golok Bugis Panca Warna From the Sulawesi region of Bugis, this rather rare broad sword or golok has fittings that are well carved with typical Bugis floral motifs, using kemuning woods for the handle and bottom tip, and amgsena woods for the bottom stem. A well repoussed silver ferrule completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and broadens at the top – common golok characteristics.

Klewang Sumatra Tandok Makara 2Another very good example of a sword called the klewang from the Sumatran regions. Handle in the form of the makara is finely carved out of buffalo horn. Sheath is made of wood and binded with few panels of weaved rattan. Thick and very sturdy blade with a slightly arcing profile and a tapering tip; features common in Sumatran klewang. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being

Klewang Lombok Ayat Ulu Tandok Another very good and rare example of a sword or klewang from the island of Lombok. Handle in the form of the makara is finely carved from buffalo horn. Newly made sheath from ebony woods. Thick and very sturdy blade is longer than usual with two deep fullers along the middle and a double edge tip. Silver koftgari techniques has Quranic verses at the base, middle and tip of blade. P

Sikkin/Parang Batak Rhino Horn A very rare example of a short sword called the sikkin from the central Sumatran regions of  Batak. Rare rhino horn hilt form usually seen from Aceh, with buffalo horn sheath encased with silver and suassa (gold alloy) panels. Very sturdy blade is thick and still very sharp. Having a circular fretworks at the base and a broad but tapering top, the blade is typical of the parang Batak. Pamor patterns are very condense and not using contrasting metals, arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Kampilan Moro Mindanao, Philippines - 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. 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.

Parang Nias Ulu Makara - A very rare example of a sword from island of Niaz, Sumatra. Handle of wood and well carved with a makara like feature and a lizard (?) on top of it. Wooden sheath has few plain brass panels, and the very rare ball like attachment which is made of rattan and wooden “claws’. Very sturdy single edge blade is rather typical of the region, with a pointy tip and the sharp edge along the inner curve instead.

Kapak Istiadat Bali PerakVery rare example of a ceremonial priest’s axe from the island of Bali. Handle is fully encased with plain silver and it traditionally does not come with any sheath. Thick and very sturdy blade with very fine silver koftgari works of motifs typical of the Balinese forms. Blade is pattern welded in the mlumah forging technique but not using contrasting metals.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Qul Adeg Perak Allah  – Another very good adn rare example of a side weapon called badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing gains and has a well repoussed silver ferrule with one side having the word Mohammad in Arabic. The top sheath is fully encased with well repoussed silver and thick three dimensional word of Allah. The bottom stem is made of well selected angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains, and finely repoussed silver bands and rings, with the bottom tip having Arabic numerals or wafak that has symbolic meanings. Very sturdy blade with sharp a single edge and a tapering tip, having pamor pattern arranged in the miring technique.

Parang Batak Ulu Tandok (Hatchet) – A rare example of a broad sword or hatchet like weapon or parang, from the central Sumatran regions of Batak. Handle is made of horn and is carved in a squatting human figurine typical of the regions styles. Sheath is made of hard ebony woods, with carvings at places and the blade sliding in from the top. Thick and very sturdy blade with a very broad curving top .

Pisau Batak Patrem (Small)A smaller Batak knife with typical brass fittings with the handle in the form of a human figurine and another figurine (female?) at the top sheath. Brass sheath has brass chain attachments commonly found from this type of regional styles. Sturdy blade with an arcing profile, and has the minute fret works or grenengs at the base. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as is the norm of the region, but has forging lines that shows arrangements in the mlumah technique.

Karih Sumatra Tandok Perak Another rather rare example of a side weapon called the karih from the northern Sumatran regions. Handle and top sheaths are made of buffalo horn and are finely carved in the relief form of the makara with pierced through works. The bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed top and bottom silver panels with plain silver bands and a horn bottom tip. Very sturdy blade with an arcing profile and a single sharp edge which also has a short fuller or sogokan at the base.  Pamor patterns are not using contrasting nickel but stronger iron and steel metals. Forging lines shows very condense pamor patterns forged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangka or melon’s skin pamor.

Rencong Aceh Ulu TandokFrom 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 siad 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.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Tri Warna A rare example of a side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the base of the handle using stronger hardwoods kenaung(?). Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a kemuning wooden bottom tip. Thick and rather long blade for a badek (13.7”) having a single sharp edge and broadening at the top. Pamor patterns are rare and shows complicated pamor arrangements in the miring technique. At the base, a peak like formation is called pamor ujung gunung, and

Baju Perisai Sumabawa Anyaman Rotan A very rare example of an armour suite or baju perisai from the eastern islands of Sumbawa. Made with very interesting materials, the base has two layers of fine rattan weaving, and the outer surface is made of from a kind of seed arranged one atop another, attached to the rattan base with bone.

Pedang Sumatra Tandok RotanAnother very good and rare example of a sword or pedang from Sumatra. Buffalo horn handle is finely carved in the form of the makara with the sheath having fine carvings at the top and rattan wrapping at the bottom stem. Very thick and sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and tapering at the tip has an unusual “T” cross section. At the base, there are minute fretworks. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. I

Sewah Aceh Tandok Dwi WarnaA very good and rare example of a side weapon called the sewah from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. Handle and top sheaths are made from buffalo horn and is finely carved with pierced through works. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods and still retaining the old sapan asli finish. Thick and very sturdy blade is still sharp, with a thick base ferrule or metok and an arcing profile. Pamor patterns are rare and complicatedly arranged in the miring technique, having a semi circular formation at the base called pamor batu lapak, and above it are pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles. With two different

Badek Bugis Perak Halus – A fine and very good example of badek or knife from southern Sulawesi Bugis in origin. Wooden fittings are fully encased with finely repoussed silver fittings that needs added mentioning. Sturdy single sharp edge blade with typical badek’s profile that ends at the tip with a slight tapering and double edged. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Badek Bugis Jantong Pisang 509Another good and rare example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Hilt and sheath are made of hard kemuning(?) woods in the typical Bugis pistol grip form having the surface recently finished with shellacs. Thick, broad and very sturdy with a single sharp edge and a broad top, has an overall shape or dapor called badek jantong pisang referring to the resemblance of the shape to the banana flower.

adek Gecong Bugis Batu Lapak Adeg Tandok A very good example of a short side weapon called the badek, from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle made of buffalo horn, with wooden sheath made of hard dark woods having lighter woods at the tip and bottom with a single ivory panel at the top. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a profile or dapor called badek gecong.

Badek Bugis Batu Lapak Unthuk Banyu A small side weapon called the Badik of Bugis, Southern Sulawesi in origin. Handle is made of hard kemuning woods and carved in the typical style of the Bugis regions. The sheath is made of good hard woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. White metal ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy and sharp blade, with a single sharp edge and a slightly broad top, is also referred to as badek gecong.

Tumbok Lada SumatraA rather rare example of a short knife called the tumbok lada or chili pounder from the southern Sumatran regions. Handle made of very well selected kemuning woods, and top sheath is made from dark ketengga woods. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods (repaired bottom half) with an ivory bottom tip. Very sturdy and still sharp blade with a thick rounded ferrule or metok

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Ulu Tandok Badak Tri Warna A very good and rare example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Angsena wooden sheath with the hilt made of the rare rhino horn is in the typical Bugis pistol grip form having well repoussed silver base. Short and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a rather pointy

Pedang Jawa Timur Batu Lapak Unthuk Banyu Akep Bibir A very good and rare example of a sword from the eastern Jawvanese regions. Handle made of buffalo horn is well carved in the form of a bird. Sheath is made of hard woods and is encased with thick plain brass panels at the top and bottom having a leaf like profusion on one side to assist in wearing. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp and a pointy tip is generally referred to as a pedang.

Mandau Borneo Ricikan Tembaga A very good and rare example of sword from the island of Borneo called the Mandau. Handle is made of deer horn with very finely weaved rattan bindings. Carved wooden sheath has deer horn panel carvings at places, and is binded with finely weaved rattan panels. A side tool called the rauk has the typical figurine hilt made of dark ebony wood. The small arcing single edge blade is usually used as a shredding tool.

Tombak Sumatra Luk 11 Wengkon A very good example of a spear or tombak of Sumatra in origin. Sheath is made of hard teak(?) woods and is made from a single piece of wood that is bored through without any joints. Thick and very sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks, has the ferrule, or metok, and tang or peksi, made one with the blade, and is called seiras.

Dua Lalan Toraja Qul Buntet A rare sword called the parang dua lalan, of central Sulawesi, Toraja in origin. Buffalo horn handle is well carved in the form typical of the region's styles, with rattan band weavings at the base. Hard wooden outer sheath is also wrapped with rattan bands. Long, thick and very sturdy blade, is single edge is still rather sharp, and is pattern welded with pamor  arranged in miring technique, called pamor adeg, or standing. At the base a small circular formation is seen and is called pamor qul buntet.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Lafath 609 A very good and rather rare example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of bugis. Handle and well carved top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom sheath is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and having silver bands and small loop inserts to assist in usage. Longer than usual blade, is very sturdy with single sharp edge at the bottom quarter but is double sharp edge at the top quarter. The base of the blade also has fine silver koftgari works showing the invocation Islamic invocation, or lafath, in Arabic translated as;- "No God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Allah is the Greatest”. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin

Golok Sumatra Ulu Tandok 609 A very good example of a short broad sword called golok from the Sumatran regions. Handle with the top sheath are made from buffalo horn and wooden bottom sheath made of wood having silver bands as and an ivory (?) panel inset. Thick and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile and a single sharp with a broad top, typical of golok forms. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

Tombak Bali Lurus Unthuk Banyu A very good and rare example of a spear or tombak from island of Bali. Sheath is made from well selected hardwoods in having a triangular mid rib to accommodate the blade’s thick spine. Bottom shaft is also made of hard woods with carvings and gilding at places. Very sturdy straight or lurus blade, is thick with a prominent rounded spine, has the ferrule or metok made one with the blade and not rounded, but in a polygon shape. Pamor patterns are very well executed in the miring technique and showing semi circular arrangements of the pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Tandok Perak Adeg Ujung Gunung A very good and rare example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Hilt is made of buffalo horn and is in the typical Bugis pistol grip form having finely repoussed silver base. Wooden sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Longer than usual blade, is very sturdy with a single sharp edge and a rather pointy tip, typical of badek of Bugis in origin. Pamor pattern are rare and are arranged in the miring technique showing a peak formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung, and above it are vertical lines called pamor adeg or standing pamor.

Karih Sumatra Tandok Kerawang Patrem A very good and rather rare example of a small side weapon called the karih of Sumatra in origin. Handle and top sheath are made from buffalo horn and is finely carved with pierced through works. Bottom stem is made of trembalo woods, with a horn bottom tip. Short blade with a single sharp edge, having the ferrule or metok made one with the blade. 

Golok Ricikan Sumatra Pamor Luwu – 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 and plain silver bands. Thick and very sturdy blade with double sharp edge at the broader top side. The base has rare keris features of the kembang kacang and others which is very well executed. Pamor patterns are condensed and are of the unthuk walang or grasshopper’s teeth. A bright silvery pamor line is seen forming near the edge of the blade, and this suggest the use of the much sought after pamor luwu metal from Luwuk, southern Sulawesi.

Golok Sumbawa Perak Adeg – A fine and rare example of a short broad sword or golok from the eastern island of Sumbawa. Wooden fittings are fully encased with finely repoussed silver with the hilt in a human figurine form and the sheath having one side with floral motifs and the other having floral and repeated Arabic words of “Allah”. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and is rather broad at the tip; a feature present in most golok. Pamor patterns are of the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural disasters.

Pedang Tusuk Tempius Jawa Perak – A rather rare example of a stabbing sword called the pedang tusuk or tempius of central Javanese in origin. Fittings are made of wood and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver that needs added mentioning. Long and very sturdy blade has double sharp edge, and the top half bends downwards a little to assist in the stabbing action of the weapon. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Pedang Jawa Perak Tri WarnaA fine and rare example of a sword from the eastern Javanese regions. The handle is fully encased with finely repoussed silver and also having a silver guard. Wooden sheath is also fully encased with repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and is rather straight without arcing but with a rather pointy tip. Pamor patterns are complicatedly arranged in the miring technique and have a semi circle at the base called pamor batu lapak or saddle stone. Above it are two distinctively different pamor patters, one called the unthuk banyu or water bubbles, and the other is the standing or pamor adeg.

Pedang Sabit Jawa Naga A good and very rare example of a saber like sword from the central Javanese regions. Handle made of hard woods is encased with plain silver at the top and having a thick silver guard. Wooden sheath is also encased with plain silver bands at the top and bottom with another smaller band with rings to assist in useage. Very rare blade with an arcing profile and a single sharp edge with a single fuller along the blunt side, has the base sculpted with a naga or dragon having a golden ball inserted in the mouth.

Golok Sumbawa Perak Dwi WarnaA very good and rare example of a short sword called golok from the eastern Indonesian islands of Sumbawa. The handle is made of buffalo horn and carved in the typical form of the region. The sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs and two small protrusions to assist in wearing. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a broad top; features common in goloks. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique. The base has a semi circular formation called batu lapak, or saddle stone, and above it are complicated patterns called pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles. The pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner in times of chaos, while the pamor unthuk banyu is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Golok Sumbawa Perak LafathA very good example of a short sword called golok from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Handle and sheath are made of wood, and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with the handle in a form hiding a human figurine. The sheath has finely repoussed floral motifs as well as the word “Allah” in Arabic and the word “Mohammad” at the base. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a broad top; features typical of goloks. Pattern welded blade with pamor arranged in the miring technique, showing a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung and vertical line formation at the top called pamor adeg or standing pamor.

Badek Tusuk Bugis Perak A very good and rare example of badek or small knife from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Hilt is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, and wooden sheath is fully encased with plain silver, and a thick clip protrusion to assist in wearing. Very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine, is single sharp edge at the bottom half, and where it is angled at top half, is double sharp edge. This is typical of the badek tusuk, as it is used more as a stabbing weapon.

Badek Sumatra Ulu Kakaktua Tandok A very good and rare example of a small side weapon called the badek from the central Sumatran regions. Handle is made of buffalo horn and deeply carved in the form of a parrot or kakaktua with ivory eyes insets. Top sheath is made of dark wood, and is finely carved with pierced through works. Bottom stem is made of angsena(?) woods with a well repoussed silver top panel, and having a buffalo horn bottom tip.

Golok Jawa Pendita Perak – A very good and rare example of a short sword or golok from the central Javanese regions. Handle is made of hardwoods and is in the form of the mythical creature called makara. It is also encased at the base with finely repoussed silver alloy. Sheath is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver alloy with fine floral and bird motifs. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge that runs along the straight side. The base of the blade has a rare feature of a figurine called the pendita or meditating man. There are also depressions on the surface suggesting the use of a pinching technique which uses the bare thumb and fingers to pinch the red hot blade. Pamor patterns are very condensed and are arranged in both the miring and mlumah technique.

Pedang Lombok Rajahan Ayat Wafak Perak A very good and rare example of a sword or pedang from the island of Lombok. Handle is made of buffalo horn and is carved with relief bird like motifs. Base of hilt is encased with plain silver. Wooden sheath is fully encased with well repoussed silver with different motifs at the front and back. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and an arcing profile has fine Islamic silver koftgari works showing the Shahadah

Parang Batak Brass (209)A very good and rare example of a sword from the central Sumatran regions of Batak. Handle in the squatting human figurine, typical of the region’s style is made of brass with the wooden sheath encased with repouused brass panels. A brass chain attachment is usually seen with these types of swords. Long and very sturdy blade with a single sharp and a saber like profile, has a lump or protrusion at the base, which is typical to find in most all Batak swords.

Klewang Lombok Sasak Rajahan Ulu Tandok A good and rare example of a sword or klewang from the eastern island of Lombok. Finely carved handle with pierced through works, is made from buffalo horn, and in the form known as the Makara; a mystical creature which is a combination of an elephant, a bird and fish. Sheath is made of two pieces of hard woods, having two metal bands. Long and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and an arcing profile with a pointed tip that ends with double sharp edges. Silver koftgari works are seen on both sides of the blade depicting the Lombok Muslim’s (Sasak)

Klewang Jawa Timur 2 SogokanA very good example of a sword called the klewang from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle is made of buffalo horn, and is finely carved in the form of the makara, with well repoussed silver base encasements and hard dark wooden sheath. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with two deep fullers or sogokan and a double sharp edge at the tip is very typical of the Javanese klewangs.

Klewang Jawa Timur Dua Sogokan Tandok Perak 609 A very good example of a sword called the klewang, from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle is made of buffalo horn and is well carved in the form of the makara with silver base encasements. Wooden sheath is fully encased with silver having repoussed bands. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with and arcing profile has two deep fullers or sogokan running along the middle, and having a double sharp edge at the tip.

Pisau Tombak Sumatra Tandok Perak – A rare example of a weapon from Sumatra with the handle made of buffalo horn and carved in the form of the mythical creature called the makara. Wooden sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very interesting blade with double sharp edge and having an arcing profile. The base is having a ferrule or metok, made from the same metals. The use of a metok is always associated with spears or tombaks. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with one side having the pamor wos utah or scattered rice, and the other having the pamor pulo tirto or thousand islands.

Pedang Jawa Timur Tri Warna – Very rare example of a sword from eastern Jawa. Kemuning wooden fittings with the hilt in the form of the relief makara and scaly repoussed silver base. Sheath is also having scaly reppoussed silver panels. Very sturdy single edge blade with a rather straight profile is rather typical of eastern Javanese pedangs or words. Very rare pamor arrangements in the miring technique having 3 different patterns; from the base, batu lapak or saddle stone, adeg or standing pamor, and unthuk banyu or water bubbles. The 3 pamor combination is also called tri warna

Parang Jengok/Ginah Kelantan A rare form of broad sword or parang from the northern Malaysian peninsular region called the parang jengok or parang ginah. Handle is made of hard and dark woods and has a stupa tip with plain brass bands.Long and very sturdy blade with a thick base and a very arcing profile and a pointy tip; features typical of the parang jengok. Blade is pattern welded, but not using contrasting metals which is the norm of the region.

Pedang Sabit Jawa Dwi WarnaA good and rather rare example of a saber like sword or pedang sabit of eastern Javanese in origin. Handle is made of buffalo horn and is has a thick silver guard having a Naga feature at the tip. Newly made sheath using well selected trembalo(?) woods. Thick and very sturdy blade with sbre or sabit like profile. Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique and has the semi circular pamor

Mentawai Dagger Figurine A very rare example of a dagger from the island of Mentawai. Wooden fittings shows a squatting human figure with the sheath extending into an arc. Rather short blade with double sharp edge and prominent triangular spine is typical of Mentawai daggers.

Dua Lalan Toraja Tandok Perak A very good and rare example of a sword from the central Sulawesi region of Toraja. Called the dua lalan, the hilt is made of buffalo horn with well repoussed silver alloy base ferrule. Sheath is made of hard woods and has well repoussed and very thick silver alloy panels. Thick and very sturdy blade that feels heavy upon handling has a single sharp edge, very typical of dua lalans. Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations.

Pedang Batak Tandok Figurine A very good example of a short sword from the central Sumatran regions of Batak. Buffalo horn hilt in the form of a squatting figurine, with carved wooden sheath encased with plain silver bands. Very sturdy blade is thick and still very sharp. Having circular fretworks at the base and a broad but tapering top, the blade is typical of the pedang Batak.  Pamor patterns are very condense and not using

Pedang Tusuk Tempius Jawa Perak 2 A good example of a stabbing dagger or pedang tusuk from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Typical handle and sheath forms, are made of wood and are fully encased with finely reoussed silver. Very sturdy blade is single edge at the base and is double edged at the top angular half, a feature common in most pedang tusuk or tempius. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, having also an unplanned semi circular pamor tiban batu lapak.

Pedang Sabit Sumatra Tandok Perak – A good example of a saber or pedang sabit from the central or southern Sumatran regions. Handle is made of horn and is finely carved with pierced through works, having a repoussed silver ferrule. Wooden sheath has well repoussed silver top and bottom tip, and the middle panel is encased with leather. bSturdy and flexible blade with an arcing profile is single edge, and has pamor patterns of the wos utah or scattered rice variants, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Alamang Toraja Tri WarnaA rare sword called alamang, of central Sulawesi, Toraja in origin. Buffalo horn handle is very well carved with pierced through works in the form typical of the region's styles, having ivory panel insets and rattan band weavings at the base. Hard wooden outer sheath is also wrapped with rattan bands. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and is still rather sharp. It has a rather pointy tip typical of alamang styles. Pamor is patterns are rare and are arranged in miring technique. At the base a swirl like formation is called pamor qul buntet.

Parang Toraja Adeg Ulu TandokA very good example of a sword from the central Sulawesi region of Taraja. Handle is made of buffalo horn and is very well carved with geometric motifs typical of the region’s styles. Wooden sheath has the top and bottom tip of horn, and has carvings at the panel with holes to assist in wearing. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a rather pointy tip. Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps like fire or floods.

Pedang Batak Karo Tandok Perak 1009a A good example of a slim sword or pedang from the central Sumatran region of Batak Karo. Well carved handle in the typical karo’s style is made from buffalo horn having a plain silver base encasements with filigree bands. Well carved top sheath is also made of horn, with the wooden bottom stem having plain silver bands and filigree band silver bottom tip.

Parang Sumatra Tandok MakaraA very good example of a sword called parang of Sumatra in origin. Handle is made of buffalo horn, and is finely carved with pierced through works in the form of the mythical creature called the makara. Wooden sheath has two well repoussed silver panels, with a repoussed leather panel at the bottom. The mouth of the sheath is also made of buffalo horn with a plain silver ferrule at the base of the handle to complete the fittings. Long and very sturdy blade, is rather thick and having a single sharp edge that broadens slightly at the top half. the blade is also well tempered or nyepuh, as seen from the darker shades along the sharp edge.

Badek Sumatra Kakaktua Dwi Warna 910 Another rare example of a short knife called the badek from the central or southern Sumatran regions. Kemuning wood handle, well craved in the form of the cockatoo bird or kakaktua, and top sheath in the makara form also made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a kemuning bottom tip. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and base ferrule or metok made one with the blade, and a small shallow fuller at the base;- typical characteristics of the Sumatran badek.

Tombak Jawa Lurus Buntil Mayit 0311 A rare example of a spear head from the central Javanese regions. Very well carved newly made teak wood fitting is having a short and dagger like hilt form, which is a traditional common practice to keep spears during peace time. Being a wartime weapon, the easily dislodge blade can be fitted with a longer pole like hilt using naturally hollowed bamboos, available in abundance. Very sturdy straight blade with the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade and is called seiras.

Badek Kelantan Lidah Ayam 311 A very rare example of a very small badek called the badek lidah ayam or chicken’s tongue badek. Handle in the typical regional tumbok lada or chili pounder influenced form is made from well selected kemuning woods, with the top sheath in the makara influenced form is made from less common ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a plain brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

Pedang Tusuk Tempius Jawa Perak A good example of a stabbing dagger or pedang tusuk from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Typical handle, with floral motifs hiding a facial features, and sheath forms, are made of wood and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade is single edge at the base and is double edged at the top angular half, a feature common in most pedang tusuk or tempius.

Parang Jengok Kelantan 0911bA rare form of broad sword or parang from the northern Malaysian peninsular region called the parang jengok or parang ginah. Handle is made of hard woods and has a stupa tip with plain brass base. Long and very sturdy blade with a thick base and a very arcing profile and a pointy tip and fret works along the blunt mid section; features typical of the parang jengok.

Parang Jengok Kelantan 0911a A rare form of broad sword or parang from the northern Malaysian peninsular region called the parang jengok or parang ginah. Handle is made of hard kemuning woods and has a stupa tip with plain brass base. Long and very sturdy blade with a thick base and a very arcing profile and a pointy tip and fret works along the blunt mid section; features typical of the parang jengok.

Badek Bugis Pamor Adeg Fosil Garham A good and rare example of a small side weapon called the Badik of Bugis, Southern Sulawesi in origin. Handle, top sheath and bottom tip are made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar, or graham gajah. The sheath’s bottom stem is made from angsena woods. Very sturdy and sharp blade, with a single sharp edge and a tapering tip, is also referred to as badek saroso.

Badek Tusuk Bugis Ricikan 0911 Very rare example of a badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis with the handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip form and made from buffalo horn having well grained burl wood sheath. Very rare form of blade with sublime angular profile and has double sharp edges on the top three quarters of the blade. The base has keris like features that includes the picetan, sogokan, kembang kacang pogokan as well as the less prominent pudak setegal;- a splay that extends outwards into a tip.

Tombak Madura Kuda NagaA very good and rare example of a spear or tombak from the island of Madura. Sheath is made of darwkwoods and carved with floral motifs. The shaft is made of teak woods, and has well repoussed brass top and bottom panels. Very sturdy blade with double sharp edge and a pointy tip has the base sculpted with the figure of a dragon on one side and a winged horse on the other. Both are typical of Madurese forms seen also at some of their keris hilts. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural disasters or wild animals.

Sewah Aceh Sogokan Perak A fine example of a knife called sewah from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. Handle is made from hard well grained woods, with the sheath fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs.  Very sturdy blade has a single sharp edge and a single fuller running along the blunt edge, it also has a slightly arcing profile typical of sewah from the region.  Blade is pattern welded with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Pedang Sumbawa Tandok Kuda – Another rare example form the eastern island of Sumbawa. The handle is made of horn having an ivory top with a silver bell attachment at the tip. The top sheath is carved in the form of a horse, with the bottom stem having white metals bands. Long and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip. The surface of the blade also has a very sublime convex surface. Pamor patterns are not contrasting and from the faint forging lines, it is done in the mlumah technique.

Karih Sumatra Makara PerakA rather rare example of a side weapon from the northern Sumatran regions, called the karih. Handle and top sheath are made from hard woods and carved in the form depicting the mythical makara (a combination of an elephant, fish and dragon). The bottom stem is made of wood and has two well repoussed silver panels and plain silver bands. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and an arcing profile having a short fuller or sogokan at the base.  Blade is pattern welded with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique

Alamang Toraja Tri Warna – A very good and rare example of a sword called the alamang from the central Sulawesi regions of Toraja. Wooden hilt and sheath are made with the typical alamang forms with the sheath having rattan bindings and a plain brass hilt base. Very sturdy single edge blade that broadens a little at the top also has a concave surface. Rare pamor pattern arranged in the miring technique and has three different arrangements. From the base a swirl formation is called pamor qul buntet, at the middle are pamor blarak ngirid or coconut leaf and at the top is the pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles. With 3 pamor arrangements it is also termed tri warna or tri colored.

Mandau Borneo Ulu Tandok - A good and rare example of sword from the island of Borneo called the Mandau. Handle is made of deer horn with horse's hair attachments and rattan bindings. Wooden sheath has small carvings at places, and binded with rattan with a small wooden talismanic attachment. Very sturdy single edge blade has the typical Mandau features with a concave and convex surface and brass and silver embeddings.

Badek Bugis 201 – A good example of a side weapon called the badek. From the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. The handle is made of hard kemunning woods and the bottom stem has silver alloy panels and clip like feature. Very sturdy single edge blade is still rather sharp, and is pattern welded in the mlumah technique, showing pamors of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Pedang Batak Sogokan (Symbols) – A very good and rare example of a long sword from the central Sumatran regions of Batak. Hilt is made of very well selected kemuning woods in the typical region’s styles. Wooden sheath has red and white cloth sewn at the top encasing a kind of talisman inside.
Long and flexible blade with double fullers has a few marking or symbols (crescent moon and stars) on one side which is commonly seen from the region. Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique. Although not obvious, it can be washed to bring out the patterns better.

PedangTusuk Bali Ulu Tandok – A rare example of a stabbing sword or pedang tusuk of Balinese in origin with the handle made of buffalo horn and carved in the form of a female deity. Sheath is made of wood, and has leather and brass panels. A brass ferrule or mendak with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine, has the base features using some keris aspects with the double sogokan and two small holes that is said to represent shiva’s eyes. 

Klewang Sumatra Tandok Qul Buntet – Very good example of a long sword or klewang from Sumatra. Handle made of horn and finely carved with pierced through works in the form of the relief makara, with base encased with finely repuossed silver. Wooden sheath has a horn top and a weaved rattan ring at the base. 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.

Barong Moro Mindanao, Philippines (1) - Very good example of a broad sword from the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Handle is made of well selected kemuning woods with white metals and weaved jute string bands. Sheath is made of wood and finely carved at the top ands bottom of the sheath, with some rattan bindings at the bottom. Exceptionally long and very sturdy blade is still very sharp. Blade is pattern welded but not using contrasting pamors, and more of stronger steel or iron metals.
Barong Moro Mindanao, Philippines (2) - Very good example of a broad sword from the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Handle is made of well selected kemuning woods with white metals and weaved jute string bands. Sheath is made of wood and finely carved at the top ands bottom of the sheath with mother of pearl inlaying works. The middle has fine rattan bindings. Long and very sturdy blade is still very sharp. Blade is pattern welded but not using contrasting pamors, and more of stronger steel or iron metals.

Klewang Sumatra Ricikan Tandok – A very rare example of a long sword or klewang of Sumatra in origin. Handle is made of buffalo horn and sheath is made of hard teak woods with weaved rattan bindings, with a horn bottom tip. Very long and sturdy blade has few rare features; with a slightly concave surface, fretworks or ricikans at the base as well as a quarter up the blade along the sharp edge, geometric motifs along the base of the blunt edge, a deep single fuller and a double edge tip. There is also inscribed Arabic letters at the base suggesting a name, vaguely as "Kyai Arsad Bersat". Pamor pattern are condensed and are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon's skin variation.

Badek Melayu “Pupok” PamorA very good and rare example of a knife or badek from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of hard ketengga woods with an ivory bottom. Sheath is also made of ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains. Thick and very sturdy blade is single edge and has a fuller running along the blunt edge. The base of the blade or ferrule is made one with the blade and has minute refinements. The overall shape of the blade is also called badek pupok in Malay. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. It is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Badek Bugis Jantong – A small side weapon called the badek of southern Sulawesi, bugis in origin. Handle of kemuning woods and sheath of dark ebony woods or sono keling, carved at the front. A white metal ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy and still sharp blade is single edge, and widen at the middle, resembling the profile of the banana flower, hence called badek jantong. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural disasters.

Golok Jawa Adeg Tandok Perak – A very good example of a short sword or golok from the central Javanese regions. Handle is made of deer horn and is encased at the base with finely repoussed silver alloy. Sheath is of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver alloy. Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge that runs along the straight side. The surfaces of the blade are also concave in the middle. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the miring technique. Vertical line formations are called pamor adeg or standing pamor. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

Pedang Bugis Ayat NagaA very good and rare example of a sword or pedang from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and being rather straight, it has a form similar with the more commonly seen smaller weapon of the Bugis called the badek. Pattern welded blade with pamor wos utah or scattered rice, and has Arabic inscriptions on one side with the figure of a dragon or naga on the other.

Parang Lameng Jawa Dwi Warna – A very good and rare example of a sword or parang from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle is made of hard wood and carved with a pierced through side, having a repoussed silver ferrule. Sheath is also made of hard woods, and has plain brass bands encasements. Long and sturdy blade has the sharp edge running along the straight side, and by broadening at the top, the overall shape is called parang Lameng. Beautiful pamor patterns arranged in the miring technique has a semi circle at the base called pamor batu lapak, and patterns on one side of the blade forms into an arrangement called bulu ayam or chicken feathers.

Kujang Jawa Kuno – A rare example of a short dagger or spear called the kujang of central Javanese in origin. It is fitted with a wooden keris handle and outer sheath of naturally grained pellet timoho woods. Sturdy blade with two sharp edges has an interesting profile resembling a bird in flight. At the base the profile resembles a figurine. These features are quite common on older kujangs. Pattern welded blade is arranged in the mlumah technique with pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Dwi Warna MeteorA rather rare example of a side weapon called badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with good tight grains. Single edge blade is very sturdy and still rather sharp, has the typical features of badek Bugis. Pamor patterns are arranged with two very different types of metals combination on each side of the blade.

Tombak Sumatra Luk 7 – Another very good example of a spear head from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Shaft is made of hard teak wood, or jati, and is well carved with geometrical motifs called the pucok rebong, and having a repoussed thick brass ferrule. Sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks has a sogokan or fullers at the base. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Tombak Jawa Lurus Pedut – A rare example of a spear from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Sheath is made of wood, and carved with floral motifs at the base and painted with the royal colors of Surakarta. Wooden shaft has plain brass top and bottom tips. Very sturdy and thick blade with prominent spine is rare in that it has a square cross section. The overall shape or dapor is called pedut. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi PerakA fine example of a short knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. The handle and sheath are made of wood, and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral and geometric motifs typical of the region’s styles. Sturdy, single edge blade has the typical features of badek from Sulawesi. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and at the base, a swirl formation is called the pamor qul buntet, and above it are vertical pamor lines called pamor adeg or standing pamor. The pamor qul buntet and the pamor adeg are said to protect the owner in times of needs.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Qul, Buntel Mayit - A rare example of a side weapon called badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Finely carved handle and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule and neck panel complete the fittings. Single edge blade is very sturdy and still rather sharp, has the typical features of badek Bugis.

Golok Sumatra Tandok Kakatua (Parrot)A fine example of a short sword called golok from the eastern Indonesian islands of Sumbawa. The handle is made of buffalo horn and very well carved in the form of a parrot or kakaktua. The sheath is made of well selected woods with tight grains, and has a horn top with repoussed white metal panels and bands. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a broad top; features common in goloks. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, as it is the norm from the region, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Parang Jawa Timur Tri Warna A very good example of a sword or parang from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle and sheath are made from hard woods with the handle carved in the form of a bird. Thick, very sturdy and heavy blade is has a single sharp edge running along the straight side of the blade. Pamor patterns are rare and show three different pamor patterns, with the base having a semi circular formation called pamor batu lapak. Above it are vertical pamor lines called adeg or standing pamor while another side is done in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor.

Tombak Tri Sula Dwi Warna – A very good and rare example of a trident or tri sula from the eastern Javanese island of Madura. Sheath is made of sandal wood and the base is made of teak woods or jati with detachable shaft and base. Thick and very study blade with the base having two side protrusions with the middle blade having a thick prominent spine and double fullers. The base is also inlaid with brass in floral motifs. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique with the middle blade having the patterns called pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles, and the side having the pamor blarak ngirid or palm leaves.

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Qul AdegA very good example of short knife called Badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Finely carved handle is made of kemuning woods and is encased at the base with a well repoussed silver panel. Sheath is made from angsena woods and is finely carved at the top with floral motifs in the form of a makara.  Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a tapering tip, typical of badek Bugis. Pamor patterns are rare, and are arranged in the miring technique.

Klewang Sumatra Tandok Makara – Another long word or saber from Sumatra with handle made of horn and in the form of the makara, with restored wooden sheath. Thick and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile and a pointy tip, having a triangular false edge. Blade is still very sharp, and is well tempered at the edges. Interesting metal combinations, with pamor patterns in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations, and has an interestingly different darker metal combination at the inner core.

Palitai Pulau Mentawai, Sumatra – A very rare example of a dagger from the island of Mentawai, eastern Sumatra. Very unique handle of wood, and has a bird face carved with a long beak that curls back towards the blade. Sheath is made form teak wood, and has the relief of a human figurine carved at the front. An ivory bottom tip completes fittings. Thick, very heavy and sturdy blade with prominent spine has a double sharp edge, making it a more stabbing dagger.

Parang Jengok Ginah KelantanA rare form of broad sword or parang from the northern Malaysian peninsular region called the parang jengok or parang ginah. Handle is made of hard and dark woods and has a stupa tip with plain brass bands.Long and very sturdy blade with a thick base and a very arcing profile and a pointy tip; features typical of the parang jengok. Blade is pattern welded, but not using contrasting metals which is the norm of the region.

Tombak Bliring Jawa – A rare example of a spear or tombak with a triangular cross section called the bliring. Of Javanese in origin, the outer sheath made of well selected woods with natural contrasting grains, having a short handle that is carved at places. A commonly seen form of Javenese spear head fittings. Long and rather slim blade is rather rare with the triangular cross section and thick prominent spine. It also has a long tang or peksi which is the norm for most spears or tombaks, to accommodate for a long shaft when used during warfare. It is pattern welded with pamor arranged in the miring technique, and has a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung.

Karih Sumatra Makara Perak 2Another rather rare example of a side weapon called the karih from the northern Sumatran regions. Handle and top sheaths are made of hard woods and are finely carved in the relief form of the makara with pierced through works. The bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed top and bottom silver panels with plain silver bands. Pamor patterns are not using contrasting nickel but stronger iron and steel metals. Forging lines shows very condense pamor patterns forged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangka or melon’s skin pamor. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Klewang Sumatra Ulu Perak A rare example of a broad sword, or parang/klewang of sumatra in origin (Zonenveld pg. 70), with wooden handle, fully encased with silver. The klewang sumatra usually does not come with sheath, but this has a wooden sheath more made for display than for use. The silver encasement also extends over the first couple of inches from the base of the blade, on the blunt side. Pamor arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the beras tumpah (Malay), or scattered rice variations.

Jambiyah Aceh Unthuk Banyu – A rare example of a Middle Eastern type of weapon called the jambiyah of Aceh, northern Sumatra in origin. Fittings are made of teak woods. Thick, very sturdy blade with prominent spine has an arcing profile similar to the jambiyah of Middle East. Complicated pamor patterns are condensed and arranged in the miring technique, and are of the unthuk banyu or water bubbles variation. It is said to enhance the owner's status as well as popularity.

Badek Lombok Perak Adeg Tebal – A good example of a knife or badek of Bugis in origin, but with rather unusual fittings that suggest Lombok. The hilt is made of teak wood with a silver base, and carved in the form of the makara which has the Lombok's influence. The sheath is made of wood and the top carvings has some gilt overlays. Very sturdy and thick blade with a single sharp edge and a rather broad top, typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are of the pamor adeg

Badek Sumatra Tandok Kakak Tua (Parrot)  – Another very good and rare example of a side weapon called badek from the northern Sumatran regions. Handle is made from from buffalo horn and is finely carved in the form of parrot or kakak tua. Top sheath is also made of buffalo horn and carved in the form of a relief makara. Bottom stem is made of woods with carved front panel and a horn bottom tip. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a tapering tip, having a hexagonal base or ferrule that is commonly seen with other side weapons from northern Sumatra like the sewah or rencong.

Badek Sumatra Ricikan TandokAnother very good and rare example of a side weapon called badek from the southern Sumatran regions. Handle is  in the typical pistol grip form, is made of hard woods with the top sheath made of horn. Very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and has double sharp edges. The base of the blade has one side having fretworks or ricikan. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are called pamor adeg ilir.

Parang Batak “S” RicikanA good and rare example of a knife or pisau of Batak, central Sumatra in origin. Fittings are made of buffalo bone, and is finely carved with human figurines and lizard motifs, typical of the region’s styles. Sturdy single edge blade has fretworks or ricikans at the base and broadens at the top with a pointy tip. Pattern welded blade with pamor forged in the mlumah technique.

Pedang Sabit Sumatra Ulu Tandok Batu LapakA very good example of a saber or pedang sabit from the central Sumatran regions. Handle is made of buffalo horn and has silver panels at the tip and base or ferrule. Newly made sheath is made of two different types of wood. The lighter one is kemuning and the darker one is sono kling. Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a saber like look which is called pedang sabit. Pattern welded blade with an overall pamor of the adeg or standing variations, with the base having a semi circular formation called pamor batu lapak, or saddle stone pamor.

Parang Toraja Pamor Adeg A good and rare example of a sword from the central Sulawesi region of Toraja. Handle is made of hard woods and carved with motifs and forms typical of the region’s styles. Wooden sheath has rattan bindings, with a horn bottom tip. Very sturdy single edge blade is rather straight typical of the parang toraja style and forms. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variation. One side of the blade has a singular line near the blunt edge and is called pamor sada saler.

Tempius Pedang Tusuk Jawa Ukiran Kayu – Another good example of a stabbing sword or pedang tusuk or tempius, from the eastern Javanese regions with newly made carved teak wooden fittings. Sturdy blade is double edge at the top half with an angled; a feature in most pedang tusuk. Pamor patterns are condensed and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Karih Sumatra Tandok Perak 11009A fine example of a side weapon from the northern Sumatran region called the karih. Handle in the parrot or kakatua form is finely carved with pierced through works, and together with the top sheath, are made from buffalo horn. Wooden bottom stem is encased with plain silver bands having fine filigree circumference and a carved horn bottom tip. Thick and very study blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy is typical of the karih’s form. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use high contrasting nickel metals but more iron or steel.

Kampilan Moro Philippines 509 A very good example of a rare long sword called the kampilan from the southern Philippines region of Mindanao. Handle is made of kemuning woods with fine rattan band weavings, in the typical crocodile mouth form. The top of the hilt has holes that are still retaining human hairs. Very long and sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a broad pointy tip, with three small circular brass inlays at the top that suggests the piece had decapitated three enemy heads. Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Pedang Timor Leste 609 A very good and rare example of a sword from eastern region of Timor Leste. Handle is made of wood and has horse hair inserts. Top sheath is made of well carved wood with floral motifs. Bottom sheath is encased with weaved rattan. A couple of small bells is fitted at the handle and the top sheath which is commonly found from the region. Long and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a broad but pointy tip. Pamor pattern are not using contrasting metals but shows forging lines in the mlumah technique.

Badek Bugis Qul Buntet Wos Utah - Another very good example of short knife called Badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle is made of well selected  kemuning woods and is encased at the base with a carved buffalo horn ferrule. Sheath is made from angsena woods and is carved at the top with floral motifs in the form of a makara. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and it broadens a little at the top quarter. The sharp edge is also well tempered from the darker shades seen along the edges.  Overall pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Pisau Rembau Ayat Yasin 7A rare example of a knife from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of teak woods and carved with the influence of the makara. Sheath is also made of hard teak woods with a horn top. Sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a slightly tapered tip. The surface of the blade is etched with Arabic verses from the Quran. Aside from the words “Allah” and “Mohammad”, there is also the convocation “Bismillah” as well as the “Yasin” repeated 7 times.

Badek Bugis “Clip” – A very good example of short knife called Badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle is made of kemuning woods and is encased at the base with repoussed brass. Sheath is made from finely selected angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and is encased with a clip like attachments of brass and silver alloy. Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and it broadens a little at the top quarter. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Sewah Aceh Pamor Qul Buntet – A rather rare example of a side weapon from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh called the sewah. Handle and sheath is made of teak wood or kayu jati, with plain brass bands and a silver ferrule. Very sturdy, single sharp edge blade with an arcing profile and has a short fuller or sogokan at the base. A feature which is quite common of Sewah from Aceh.

Tombak Jawa Wengkon Kayu Cendana – A good example of a spear or tombak from the central Javanese region, with finely carved fittings made of sandal wood, or kayu cendana. Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine has the ferrule or metok made one with the blade or seiras. Having a rather broad base, it is used more as a stabbing lance (tombak) rather than a throwing spear (lembing).

Parang Sumatra Kakak Tua Tandok – A very good example of a rather long sword or parang from Sumatra. Handle is made of buffalo horn, and is finely carved in the form of a parrot, or kakak tua. The eyes are inlaid with ivory and the pupil of horn. Sheath is made of two pieces of dark ebony woods, and binded together with plain white metal bands. Another protruding attachment at the side is to assist when wearing. Long, thick and very sturdy blade has a single sharp edge at the straight instead of the arcing side of the blade, a feature not uncommon in swords from the region.

Sekin Sumatra Tandok Dua Kembang Kacang – A very rare example of a short sword of sekin of northern Sumatra in origin. Hilt is made of buffalo horn, and is in the form of the relief makara with and ivory tip. Very sturdy single edge blade with a sublime arcing profile and a broad top. The base of the blade has the rare double elephant’s trunk or kembang kacang. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as is the norm with the region, and from the forging lines it is arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko variation.

Golok Jawa Ulu Tandok Makara – A very good example of a short sword or golok of central Javanese origin. Handle is made of buffalo horn and finely and deeply carved in the form of the makara. Top sheath is also made of horn with the bottom Stem is of teak woods and is encased with plain brass panels. Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge that broadens a little at the top; a feature found is most Javanese goloks. Pamor patterns are rather rare, and are arranged in the miring technique.

Tombak Jawa Luk 5 Dwi Warna – A good and rare example of a spear head from the central Javanese regions. Sheath is made of wood and binded with weaved rattan. Sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks is double edge and having a long tang or peksi. Pamor patterns shows two different pamor arrangements on each side of the blade. One side is the pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin and the other is called pamor sumson buron or bone marrow. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being

Ulu Bali Pendita Perak A fine and rare example of a keris hilt from the island of Bali. Made of wood, it is fully encased with finely repoussed thick silver. In the form of a priest or pendita, the fine details needs added mentioning, showing fine facial and bodily features, and flowing clothes, with even a serpent headed walking cane.

Ulu Lampung Sumatra Wood 1009A rare example of a keris hilt from the Sumatran regions of Lampung. Made of hard kemuning(?) woods, it is in a squatting figurine form (rather common feature of Sumatran hilts) form, with a bird like face. It is having a repoussed brass ferrule or selut.

Ulu Cirebon Dewa Horn - A rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon. Made of buffalo horn, and finely carved with floral motifs that hides the relief form of a Hindu deity. This style is very typical of the region's still although Muslims, but retaining  certain Hindu elements.

Ulu Cirebon Ganesh 123 – Another very good and rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. This keris handle is made of hard and dark ebony wood, carved in the relief form of the elephant god Ganesha, with pierced through carvings at places. Due to Islamic influences, many of these handles "hide" physical features, retaining some of the Hindu beliefs. Carvings are very deep and are pierced through at places. 

Ulu Minang Kabau Jawa Demam Wood 131 A good example of a keris handle from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. In the form of a squatting figurine called the Jawa demam, it is made from hard kemuning woods, and is carved with floral and geometrical motifs.

Ulu Bugis Sulawesi Wood 1009bA very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, it is made in the kerdas, or pistol grip form, typical of the region’s styles, whit fine carvings at places and pierced through at the sides.

Ulu Madura Wood 129 A very good example of a keris hilt from the eastern Javanese island of Madura . Made of very well selected woods with natural flashing grains, it is very well carved with pierced through works at the sides, with motif typical of the region’s style.

Ulu Bugis Sulawesi Kerdas wood 112A very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Made from well selected kemuning woods, it is made in the kerdas, or pistol grip form, typical of the region’s styles, with deeply carved floral and geometrical motifs that includes the “endless swirl” at the back.

Ulu Palembang Tapak Kuda Horn 310From the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang, this keris hilt is made from buffalo horn, and is in the form of the tapak kuda or horse hoof. Always made to fit the keris panjang or executioner’s keris.

Ulu Madura Wood 1110 A very good example of a keris handle from the island of Madura. In the uniquely Madurese form called the donoriko, it is made from very hard woods and intricately carved with fine floral motifs that are very deep, and from the sides the carvings are pierced through.

Ulu Cirebon Jawa Demam Wood 210A keris hilt from the Javanese coastal regions of Cirebon. Made of hard kemuning wood, it is very finely carved showing a squatting figurine with arm hugging the body. This form is called the jawa demam, and is more commonly seen from Sumatra or Malay Peninsula regions. Very rare to fine the jawa demam form from Cirebon.

Ulu Tajong (kingfisher) Wood 121 A fine example of a keris hilt from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan as well as the southern Thailand region of Patani. Made of hard woods, it is very finely carved in the form called the tajong. It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine. Its wide eyes and long beak has a kingfisher's

Ulu Sumbawa Kerdas Bangau A good and very rare example of a keris hilt from the eastern island of Sumbawa that has strong Bugis influences. In the pistol grip form called the kerdas,  it is made of hard kemuning woods with a finely hidden duck, or crane like bird with long legs, on top of the hilt.

Ulu Tapak Kuda  Kerawangan Tandok  – A very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau lingga. In the horse hoof  form called the tapak kuda,  it is made of deer horn with floral and geometrical motifs, with pierced through carvings that needs added mentioning.

Ulu Bali Kocekan Perak Another good and rare example of a keris hilt from the island of Bali. Made of hard teak woods, it is encased at places with finely repoussed silver with semi precious stones insets. Resembling an insect, it is in the form called the kocek-kocekan.

Ulu Bali (Man with Chicken) A very rare example of a keris hilt from the island of Bali. Made of hard darkwoods, it is finely carved in the form of a man feeding his chicken. The final red monochrome finish is still observed at places with good all round patina. Size of hilt is worth noting as it is larger than the usual Balinese hilts.

Ulu Cirebon Dewa Wood 123 – Another very good example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. Made of hard and dark woods, it is finely carved in the form of a Hindu deity. This style is very typical of the region's predominantly Muslims, but still retaining certain Hindu elements.

Ulu Bugis Sulawesi Wood 1009aA very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, it is made in the kerdas, or pistol grip form, typical of the region’s styles.

Ulu Minang Kabau Kerdas Tandok Another very good and rather rare example from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. In the rarer form found from the region, called the kerdas, or pistol grip, it is made from buffalo horn with fine lines carved at the right places.

Ulu Bugis Sulawesi Wood Silver Weaved 1009A very good example of a keris hilt from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, it is made in the kerdas, or pistol grip form, typical of the region’s styles. Base of hilt is encased with finely weaved silver.

Ulu Bugis Sulawesi Horn 1009a A very good example of a keris hilt from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Made from buffalo horn, it is very well made in the kerdas, or pistol grip form, typical of the region’s styles, with fine floral carvings at the sides, front and back.

Ulu Bugis Riau Sea Ivory 150 From the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga, which has very strong Bugsi influences, it is in the kerdas form typical of the regions styles. Made of sea ivory, most probably the sea cow or dugong.

Ulu Cirebon Ganesh 122 – Another very good and rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. This keris handle is made of hard and dark wood, carved in the relief form of the elephant god Ganesha, with pierced through carvings at places. Due to Islamic influences, many of these handles "hide" physical features, retaining some of the Hindu beliefs. Carvings are very deep and are pierced through at places. 

Ulu Jawa Nunggak Semi Naga Gading – A rare and very good example of a keris handle from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. In the form called the nunngak semi, it is made from elephant ivory, and has a finely carved serpent or naga on top.

Ulu Bugis Sulawesi Pendoko Perak –  A very good and fine example of a keris hilt from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. In the pistol grip form called the kerdas,  it is made of hard kenaung(?) woods with finely carved floral and geometrical motifs, typical of the region's styles. This hilt comes with a finely feligree silver ferrule or pendoko.

Ulu Bali Linggam Wood A very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the island of Bali. Made of very well selected kemuning(?) woods with natural flashing grains, it is made in the kocek-kocekan form. Predominantly Hindus, it is representing the Shiva's phallus, or Shiva's linggam.

Ulu Palembang Dewa Wood (Curly)A very good and rather rare example of a keris hilt from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Made of hard woods, it is finely carved with curly motifs in the form of a bird like figurine in a squatting posture. A well repoussed silver selut or ferrule completes the hilt.

Ulu Palembang Dewa Fossil Garham Gajah - A rare example of a keris hilt made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar. In the form of a bird like figurine in a squatting posture that is typical of the region’s styles and form.

Ulu Madura Wood 128 A very good example of a keris hilt from the eastern Javanese island of Madura . Made of very well selected woods with natural flashing grains, it is very well carved with pierced through works at the sides, with motif typical of the region’s style that has strong Dutch influences showing a winged dragon or naga at the top sides.

Ulu Madura Wood Selut PerakA very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the island of Madura. Made of hard woods and finely carved in the form of a corn with pierced through works. At the middle of the hilt is a winged horse; a feature quite commonly seen from the region. A filigree silver selut or ferrule completes the hilt.

Ulu Bali Kurisi Wood – A good and rare example of a keris hilt from the island of Bali. Made of hardwoods, and in the form of a horse or insect like figurine called “kurisi”.

Ulu Minang Kabau Jawa Demam Fossil 2 A very rare example of a keris handle from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. In the form called the Jawa demam, it is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar. Highly sought after not only for its nice natural grains, but also for its mystical protective properties. The hilt comes with a well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko.

Ulu Sumbawa Kerdas Muka A very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the eastern island of Sumbawa that has strong Bugis influences. In the pistol grip form called the kerdas,  it is made of hard kemuning woods with floral and geometrical motifs, and a face at the front, typical of the region's styles.

Ulu Madura Wood 121 – A very good example of a keris handle from the island of Madura. Made of hard woods, it is finely carved with typical Madurese styled motifs that may hide certain animistic features.

Ulu Cirebon Ganesha Wood 112Another very good and rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. This keris handle is made of hard and dark ebony wood, carved in the relief form of the elephant god Ganesha, with pierced through carvings at places. Due to Islamic influences, many of these handles "hide" physical features, retaining some of the Hindu beliefs. Carvings are very deep and are pierced through at places.

Ulu Madura Wood 123 – A very good example of a keris handle from the island of Madura. Made of hard woods and in the form of a bird with long beak, it is also finely carved with typical Madurese styled floral motifs.

Ulu Cirebon Dewa (Raksaksa) Perak An extremely rare form of keris hilt form the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon, Pesisir. Made of wood, it is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in the form of a squatting figurine called Raksaksa. Features include fine facial and bodily features with the figurine wearing a crown or tiara, and has an elephant like figurine at the back called the garuda munkur.

Ulu Cirebon Dewa 121 – A rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon. Made of hard and dark woods, it is finely carved in the form of a Hindu deity. This style is very typical of the region's still although Muslims, but retaining certain Hindu elements.

Ulu Minang Kabau Jawa Demam Wood 121 – A good example of a keris handle from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. In the form of a squatting figurine called the Jawa demam, it is made from hard woods, and is carved with geometrical motifs at places.

Ulu Penyalang Sumatra – A keris handle form the southern Sumatran region made from buffalo bone. It is carved with pierced through works, and in the a cylindrical form, more appropriate for use as an executioner’s keris handle, or keris panjang penyalang.
Ulu Lampung Wood 103 - A fine and rare example of a keris hilt from the Sumatran region of Lampung. Made of hard ebony woods, it is finely carved in a mystical bird like figurine usually called the Garuda, and in the form of a semi bird like deity in a squatting position, well carved showing facial and bodily features with flowing hairs.
Ulu Madura Kurisi Horn – Another rare and very good example of a keris handle from the island of Madura. Made of buffalo horn, it is finely and deeply carved with pierced through works (exceptional for a horn material) in the form resembling an insect.

Ulu Klewang Horn Silver – A very good example of a sword or klewang handle, widely used in Sumatra as well as Java. Made of buffalo horn, it is finely carved with pierced through works and has the base encased with finely repoussed silver.

Ulu Madura Bone 120 – A fine and rare example of a keris handle from the island of Madura. Made of buffalo bone, and finely carved in the form commonly seen with fine Madurese kerises called the donoriko(?). Aside from floral motifs, at the front a parrot or cockatoo bird is seen, and the carving are very deep and are pierced through at places.

Ulu Cirebon Dewa Wood 124 Another very good example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. Made of hard and dark woods, it is finely carved in the form of a Hindu deity. This style is very typical of the region's predominantly Muslims, but still retaining certain Hindu elements.

Ulu Jawa Sungging (Painted)A rare example of a keris handle from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. In the typical Javanese planner style, it is made of wood and fully painted with floral and animal and insect motifs called the sunggingan.

Ulu Cirebon Jawa Demam Wood – An old and rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon. Made of dark and hardwoods, and is finely carved in a form that has the top in the jawa demam form and the base is typical of the region's styles.

Ulu Cirebon Ganesh Wood 121 - A rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. Made of hard woods and carved in the relief form of the elephant god Ganesha, with pierced through carvings at places. A plain silver selut or ferrule completes the handle.

Ulu Madura Wood 125 – A very good example of a keris handle from the island of Madura. Made of wood, and finely carved in the form commonly seen with fine Madurese kerises called donoriko(?). Aside from floral motifs, at the front is a winged horse is seen.

Ulu Bali/Lombok Veiled Bird Horn – A rare form of hilt from the island of Bali or Lombok. Made of buffalo horn, it is in the form of a bird that has its face covered with a veiled. It is also associated to a Hindu goddess called Rangda(?). The ferrule or mendak is of brass.

Ulu Lampung Wood 102 - A very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the Sumatran region of Lampung. Made of hard ebony woods, it is finely carved in a mystical bird like figurine usually called the Garuda, and in the form of a semi bird like deity in a squatting position, well carved showing facial and bodily features with flowing hairs.
Ulu Pedang/Klewang BaliA fine and rare example of a sword or klewang handle from the island of Bali. Made of buffalo bone, it is finely carved with pierced through works. Showing a scene from the Mahabrata, or Hindu epic, it has the monkey god Hanuman fighting with a dragon or Naga Raja, with another figurine at the back and another at the base.

Ulu Bali Bahtra Banyu Tandok – A good and rare example of a keris hilt from the island of Bali. Carved from very hard buffalo horn, it is depicting a Hindu deity called the Bahtara Banyu. Carving details that shows facial and bodily features needs added mentioning.

Ulu Mandau Borneo Rotan Halus – A handle for a sword called the Mandau or Borneo in origin. Used mainly by the dayak tribe called the Ibans who were famous head hunters. Made of hard ebony woods, it is finely carved with many animal motifs. The base of the hilt is wrapped with very fine rattan works that has two shades of rattan used.

Ulu Cirebon Ganesha Wood 113Another very good and rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. This keris handle is made of hard and dark ebony wood, carved in the relief form of the elephant god Ganesha, with pierced through carvings at places. Due to Islamic influences, many of these handles "hide" physical features, retaining some of the Hindu beliefs.

Ulu Madura Wood 127 – A very good example is handle from the island of Madura. Made of hard and dark woods it is in the form commonly seen with fine Madurese kerises. The carving needs added mentioning and are pierced through at places.

Ulu Lombok Grantiman Perak – From the island of Lombok or Bali, in a form called the grantiman. the handle is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. The front has checkered or weaving motifs, and floral motifs at the back sublimely hiding the face of a deity. The top has a twisted styled silver loop, which is a common feature of the grantiman styles.

Ulu Bali Ganesha - A fine example of a keris handle form Bali. In the form of the deity Ganesha, or elephant God, it is made of hard ebony woods and is finely carved with deep details of all the bodily features

Ulu Bali Bondolan Pelet – Originating from the island of Bali, this keris handle is made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains and well made in the form called the bondolan.

 

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