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Antique Javanese Pedang Suduk Maru Sword from the Historical Tangguh Mataram Era

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Suduk Maru is a traditional Javanese dapur pedang or sword's model. The design of the Suduk Maru is vaguely reminiscent of the dapur Cengkrong keris model, though the latter is significantly smaller in size compared to the sword's model. It has been suggested that this particular dapur pedang was very populair in early Islam in ...

Traditional Family Pusaka Heirloom Set of 2 Rencong Daggers from Aceh

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The two rencong daggers in this pusakaheirloom set are a perfect example of the rencongs made in the early twentieth century; one is made from high quality brass and has a traditional cugek hilt, whereas the other is made from high quality steel and has a sawed-off but finely polished pudoi hilt. The hilt (ulee ...

Sundang Moro Sword with Pamor Ganggeng Kanyut for Success in Social Relationships and Good Fortune

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The Sundang Moro is traditional sword from the Sulu Archipelago in the south-west Philippines. It is suggested, that the historical origins of the sundang lie in the fifteenth century, in the time when the southern Philippines were incorporated into the Majapahit empire. It is therefore not surprising that this type of pedang ('sword') looks very similar ...

Pedang Gatotkaca Sword from 19th Century Lombok/Bali

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The pedang Gatotkaca is made in the nineteenth century in Lombok/Bali, Indonesia. With a length of only thirty centimeters, this is a relatively short bladed sword. The blade of this pedang features the pamor Nyanak pattern. This pamor pattern is sometimes also called 'pamor Sanak'. Due to the low contrast, this pamor motif can not ...

Mandau Dayak Headhunter’s Sword

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In ancient times, the indigenous population of Kalimantan – the Dayaks – were feared as notorious headhunters. The headhunting Dayaks executed their fearsome practices through using a traditional mandau sword. Throughout the centuries, this has caused the mandau to become inextricably linked to headhunting. However, due the decline of the Dayaks' ancient traditions in the early ...