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Old 8th May 2021, 11:03 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 8th May 2021, 11:18 AM   #2
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Nice one, Detlef!

Let me know...

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

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Old 8th May 2021, 11:24 AM   #3
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Nice one! Some interesting stuff going on in the blade.
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Old 8th May 2021, 11:34 AM   #4
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Nice one, Detlef!

Let me know...

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?

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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.

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Old 8th May 2021, 12:26 PM   #6
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Hello Detlef,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Whooo
Very nice sword, I love the pamor!
For me is from Sulawesi for sure but I don't say more
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Whooo
Very nice sword, I love the pamor!
For me is from Sulawesi for sure but I don't say more
Thank you SÚverin! Yes, it shows a nice coarse pamor.

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