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Old 17th December 2016, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default 2 Kujang for comment


Here are my two Kujang.

The first has no handle and sheath. The blade has an almost invisible pamor. It's very worn and looks quite old. (Excavation find? or number ritual washing?). Unless it is a Kujang from the second half of the XXth century artificially aged to sell it as antique?

The second Kujang has a nice wooden sheath, covered with a thin sheet of white metal (it don't look like silver, but rather aluminum or ??)
The handle is made of buffalo horn. The animal represented on the scabbard and the handle seems to be the Makara.
The blade is much less damaged than the first Kujang. It's still covered with rust, but I just receive it. I'd wash the blade tomorrow.
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Old 17th December 2016, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hello Athanase,

in my opinion are both "original", what Alan has written in #2 by this thread: is legal also for kujangs. The first one you have shown seems to be much older as the second example which is very nice with it's mounts, a very nice example. When you boring it one day you can send it to me!
The metal cover will be some sort of german silver, I would rule out aluminium.

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Old 18th December 2016, 12:08 AM   #3
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hello, nice to see this. i'm indonesian.
maybe later i'll post my kujang photos before and after ritual wash. there are new labor and old one.
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Old 18th December 2016, 07:42 AM   #4
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Has the metal been tested to see if it is silver? It looks like silver to me. The common metal that looks like silver is mamas, but judging the thickness of this metal from the hole in it, it is too thin for mamas.
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