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Sajen 8th May 2021 11:03 AM

Indonesian sword for identification, Sulawsi?
 
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Hello dear members,

Some time ago I acquired a large Indonesian sword but I never before have seen a similar one but I guess that it is a Sulawesi sword.
Any ideas? Can someone provide a name for this one? It is 65 cm long inside the scabbard, 63 cm without, the blade alone has 48,5 cm and it's 10 mm thick at the spine directly behind the handle.

Like usual, are all comments are very welcome! :)

kai 8th May 2021 11:18 AM

Nice one, Detlef!

Let me know... ;) :rolleyes:

Yup, I agree with attributing this to Sulawesi, most likely from one of the southern peninsulas.

Regards,
Kai

David R 8th May 2021 11:24 AM

Nice one! Some interesting stuff going on in the blade.

Sajen 8th May 2021 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by kai (Post 262380)
Nice one, Detlef!

Let me know... ;) :rolleyes:

Yup, I agree with attributing this to Sulawesi, most likely from one of the southern peninsulas.


Thank you Kai! Will keep you in mind! ;)

Any name for this one? Or similar ones for comparison?

Regards,
Detlef

Sajen 8th May 2021 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by David R (Post 262381)
Nice one! Some interesting stuff going on in the blade.

Thank you David! :) And yes, it's heavily laminated. Special the both batu lapak motives at the base are interesting.

Regards,
Detlef

kai 8th May 2021 12:26 PM

Hello Detlef,

Quote:

Any name for this one? Or similar ones for comparison?
Pretty much along the same lines as the 2 posted in this thread:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25047 ;)

Name will very likely depend on the ethnic group (once this can assigned to a specific group with any reasonable certainty) or village... Possibly one of the generic words for sword like kelewang or alameng won't be too far off the mark, I guess.

Regards,
Kai

Sajen 8th May 2021 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kai (Post 262389)
Pretty much along the same lines as the 2 posted in this thread:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25047 ;)

Hello Kai,

Yes, this makes sense since the blade shape is very similar, also when the one in the from you posted thread is much smaller.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kai (Post 262389)
Name will very likely depend on the ethnic group (once this can assigned to a specific group with any reasonable certainty) or village... Possibly one of the generic words for sword like kelewang or alameng won't be too far off the mark, I guess.

With Alameng I can live very well, when you look to "Senjata Pusaka Bugis" there are also many swords just called as Alameng.

Regards,
Detlef

Athanase 8th May 2021 04:25 PM

Whooo :eek:
Very nice sword, I love the pamor!
For me is from Sulawesi for sure but I don't say more :shrug:

Sajen 8th May 2021 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Athanase (Post 262401)
Whooo :eek:
Very nice sword, I love the pamor!
For me is from Sulawesi for sure but I don't say more :shrug:

Thank you SÚverin! :) Yes, it shows a nice coarse pamor.

Regards,
Detlef


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