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Padri gun westenenk

The Padri Gun by Westenenk

Translation from the 1908 Dutch language article by Louis Constant Westenenk.
Kudi trantang

Kudi trantang / tranchang

Indonesian for a long-handled variety of the kudi.
Straits Chinese blunderbuss

Khang prai

Thai name for a type of blunderbuss produced by the Straits Chinese.
East Java keris hilt

West Javanese keris hilt

19th century, probably originating from Cirebon.
Madurese keris hilt in form of Dutch soldier logo

Pulasir keris hilt

A Madurese keris hilt, carved from dark hardwood in the form of a Dutch cuirassier.
Hulu Balu Mekabun

Hulu Radon / Hulu Balu Mekabun

Indonesian name for a keris hilt depicting a veiled woman
Balu Mekabun keris hilt logo

Veiled female keris grip

Often interpreted to be Durga, the warrior goddess.
17th century Javanese spearhead

17th century Javanese tombak

With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
Sumatran sword with gold covered hilt

Sumatran sword with gold covered hilt

A fine example, probably meant for Palembang royalty.
Sawasa smallsword pommel snuff bottle

Sawasa smallsword pommel

Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
Dutch Colonial sirih box logo

Dutch Colonial sirih box

Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Nyamba hilt with seal logo

Nyamba keris hilt with seal

Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Unusual Indonesian carved grip logo

Unusual Indonesian carved grip

Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Batak bullet holder logo

Batak bullet holder

Carved of amber-colored horn, with an ancestral face with metal inlays.
Mandailing sword logo

Mandailing sword

A very rare sword of a type that may be attributable to the Mandailing people of West Sumatra.
Padang highlands sword

Padang highlands sword

A rare type of Sumatran sword, often attributed to the Padang Highlands
Rare Sumatran sword logo

A rare Sumatran sword

With a blade often associated with the Mandailing of Sumatra.
Rencong dagger from Aceh logo

Rencong from Aceh

A good example of this peculiar style of Sumatran dagger.
Balinese Hanuman keris holder logo

Old Hanuman keris holder

A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
Pamor logo

Pamor

Indonesian word for pattern on a steel blade. Also the name of the nickel often used for a contrasting effect.
Balinese keris logo

Bali straight keris

With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
Balinese keris blade finish

Balinese keris blade finishing

The Balinese keris is known for its smooth finish with starkly contrasting black iron and silver pamor. This article gives an eye witness account of how this was achieved.
Balinese buntel mayat keris logo

Bali buntel mayat keris

Bali keris with fine slanted wrapped pamor, considered to be one of the most powerful pamor.
Keris panjang with European blade logo

European sword blade keris

In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Unusual Nias sword logo

Unusual South Nias sword

Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
Nias si euli logo

Si euli / Si oli

A type of knife from the North of Nias.
Nias bekhu

Bekhu

Nias name for the monkey-like figure carved on some sword hilts.
Gari matuwa logo

Gari matuwà

South Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias gari matuwà logo

South Nias gari matuwà

A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Nias lasara logo

Lasara

Nias word for the monster head that the people of Nias carved.
South Nias belatu

Later South Nias belatu

Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Nias si euli

North Nias si euli

A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Nias Balatu salà logo

Balatu salà

South Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias zoomorphic pommel

Niòbawa lawölò

Nias word for zoomorphic sword hilts with an open mouth with fangs.
Nias belatu logo

A South Nias belatu salà

Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Sikin panjang with inlaid blade

Fine inlaid sikin panjang

Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
South Sulawesi sword VOC marked blade

Sulawesi sword with VOC blade

A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Javanese tiger hilt sword

Tiger hilt sword with VOC blade

With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Preanger gobang sword with dated VOC blade logo

Preanger sword with VOC blade

Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
West Javanese gobang

West-Javanese gobang

The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Dutch military m19898 saber in Sumatran hilt logo

Sumatran hilted Dutch saber

Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
old Javanese dagger with stiletto blade logo

West-Javanese stiletto dagger

Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Dayak blowgun

Sumpitan

Malay name for the Dayak blowgun.
A ceremonial Sumatran peurise logo

Ceremonial peurise teumaga

Cast brass shield of a ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Pending

Peranakan "pending" buckle

Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Palembang pedang benkok with twistcore blade

Palembang twist-core pedang

A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
Fine patterned sikin panjang logo

Very good sikin panjang

Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Peranakan silver belt buckle logo

Fine Peranakan belt buckle

This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Padri gun logo

A Padri carbine

An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.