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    unknown sword

    Does anyone have any ideas on this?
    The closest I have found was a tang dynasty sword.

    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/sho...=8#post1212243

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    Not at all like a Tang dynasty sword. Looks modern, and given where it came from, probably an Indonesian sword.

    To repeat my comments in my reply to the thread linked above:

    Quote Originally Posted by Timo Nieminen View Post
    Looks like a golok made from a katana (minus hilt, of course). A ridged blade like this isn't the most common type of blade in Indonesia, but there are some. Don't see any reason to think it's anything other than an Indonesian sword (possibly converted from a foreign blade).

    How long is it? How heavy is the blade? How thick, near the tang and near the tip?
    "In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.

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