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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2024, 07:10 PM
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Posted By kai
Post Thanks for clarifying, Detlef! Actually, I...

Thanks for clarifying, Detlef!

Actually, I believe the luju alang exhibits a genuine saruek ulat (here made from silver): It seems to have the scales in 3D.

These saruek ulat come in variety of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2024, 07:50 AM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, The asymmetrical decor...

Hello Detlef,


The asymmetrical decor found on status gliwang is a different beast IMHO. BTW, it seems to be a mainly ceremonial luju alang (vs the longer peudeueng panjang).

A proper saruek...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2024, 07:44 AM
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Posted By kai
Wink Thanks, Martin! Ok, that should settle...

Thanks, Martin!


Ok, that should settle it - under magnification it's usually very obvious.



Sure, no full-out polish needed nor advisable - a conservative approach of light touching up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2024, 12:30 AM
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Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Martin, Thanks for the additional pics...

Hello Martin,

Thanks for the additional pics and details!

The hilt could be from albino waterbuffalo; however, judging from the surface where polished (as well as more matte optics where more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2024, 12:34 AM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Martin, Yeah, Erik's Luju Alang is...

Hello Martin,


Yeah, Erik's Luju Alang is a neat piece that went to Bronbeek.

BTW, the saruek ulat is not limited to Gayo origins. It is also commonly found with Luju/Sikin Lapan Sagi which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2024, 12:12 AM
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Posted By kai
Post Thanks for chiming in, Detlef, while I was...

Thanks for chiming in, Detlef, while I was experiencing a busy time!

I see where you're coming from regarding a possible Gayo attribution. Martin, could you please provide a pic of the scabbard...
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