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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2022, 10:32 PM
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Posted By ruiter58
A nice piece

I can not tell you anything you do not know yet but I like what they made of the klewang. It looks good and I would for sure not mind if it where part of my collection. Think the grip must be quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,233
Posted By ruiter58
The weapon

Hello Ian,

Thank you for this thread. It is both a very good summary and also detailed on some points. It is spot on and great reference material!
I hope this will interest more people in the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,875
Posted By ruiter58
Post extra picture

Hello, I realize that my question could be unclear so I post an extra picture.
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,875
Posted By ruiter58
Hi Ian, herewith pictures of the whole...

Hi Ian,

herewith pictures of the whole klewang and scabbard. The scabbard has no markings at all, so I think it is post 1942. The scabbard comes with a pivoting-frog as used in the Dutch Army. The...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,875
Posted By ruiter58
Question Mark on a (T.N.I.?) Klewang

Hello,

I am Dutch and a klewang collector (meaning the Dutch model klewang) I think I have finally laid my hands on a TNI klewang but to be honest; that is only based on a star. The blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,805
Posted By ruiter58
Dutch Klewang usage

Hello, I also see similarities with the Dutch klewang blades except for the clipped tip; this one seems straight as the Dutch klewang has more a "Beak" shape.
About the time period: this is an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,385
Posted By ruiter58
Table of inspection marks

Hello David, my question/response is somewhat late but I hope you see my question. I collect klewangs for many years now and still my main problem is to determine the year of manufacture. Now you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,569
Posted By ruiter58
Thumbs up Questions on how to establish the year of manufacture

Hello Amuk Murugul,

Thanks for showing these klewangs (or Kelewangs) and the information. I collect klewangs for several years now and still I do not have all the inormation I would like to have....
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,279
Posted By ruiter58
Marechaussee Klewang

Hello,

thanks for the welcome. First of all I am happy not to be alone anymore.
I have attached a scan of the first lines of the letter I received from the Marechaussee museum. It is in Dutch and...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,279
Posted By ruiter58
Marechaussee Klewang

Hello Alexander,

I own a klewang just like the one you´re having (mine has number 671) and as far as I can tell from the pictures it´s original. The Klewang I have does not have the mentioned KM...
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