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Join Date: Aug 2006
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A nice wedhung Thomas. If this is Surakarta then the pamor would mean this was only suitable for ranks of bupati and pangeran. I am not sure if the same rule would apply to Yogyakarta or earlier kingdoms.
I agree that the blade may be older than the dress. Certainly the fossilized molar tooth hilt is as i believe the use of this material in general is a relatively recent one.
I still remain curious about the medallion on the sheath. I have seen this on numerous wedhung sheaths, but have yet to hear any explanation of the possible symbolism of the form.