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    is this something special (now with pictures)

    hi, we got these two 'swords' from an aunt who died 2 years ago. Her husband was in Indonesia before the second world war. I was wondering if these are some thing special, and have a ritual meaning.
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    Last edited by maarten L; 03-21-2017 at 02:07 PM.

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    Mandau, looks modern, made in the traditional style: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandau_(knife)

    Keris, Indonesian, old: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris
    "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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