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A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Silver hilted keris coteng
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
Malay name for the Dayak blowgun.
Lila / lilla
Indonesian word for a swivel cannon.
Padri gun is the name of a Malay matchlock.
Malay word for their matchlock musket.
A natural latex made from the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree.
Thrusting dagger of the Malay archipelago, often with an undulating blade.
Steel and Magic in Solingen
Earlier this month I was at the opening of the exhibit "Steel and Magic.
Often used collector's name for the keris panjang.
Literally "long keris", a weapon mostly associated with Sumatra and Malaysia.
Fine Malay matchlock musket
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
An Indonesian parang nabur
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.