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Old 17th March 2020, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default Indonesia? Plilippines? #2

....and also this one please.
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Old 17th March 2020, 01:15 PM   #2
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Hi Stu,

Again, like your first example, not Filipino IMHO.

I would also call this a parang of village quality and used for chopping wood and gardening/agricultural purposes. The hilt is not one I recognize, and again I have lightened one of your pics to get a better look at the hilt and scabbard. I'm not sure where it comes from in Indonesia, but the down-turned hilt might indicate a Sulawesi origin. We need one of our Indonesian experts for this one.

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Old 17th March 2020, 02:34 PM   #3
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Disclaimer : I have absolutely no knowledge whatsoever about South East asian weapons, but, since I have nothing better to do at the moment, I decided to give it a go and try to find more infos about this lovely knife.

I didn't found much, except this parang, bought and used in Borneo by a British Special Forces veteran (https://bobshepherdauthor.com/2019/04/18/my-parang/).

Imho, the mount and scabbard are kind of similar to your knife (notwithstanding the black tape), and the blade is almost exactly of the same shape; so, maybe Borneo ? (Again, a completely uneducated guess !)
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Old 17th March 2020, 05:30 PM   #4
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This is also a parang from Borneo.

The descriptions by Ian and Yvain are correct. Village made.
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Old 17th March 2020, 05:51 PM   #5
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Yes, agree with Borneo attribution. But would call it "golok" since it's clearly an utility knife.
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Thank you all
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