TOMBAK

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

The Malay Peninsula Lembing usually has a raised central ridge (ada-ada) and it is elongated. The shaft is decorated with a long ferrule with engraved silver or copper and a disk between the blade and the ferrule.

The Indonesian Tombak is usually wider and has more shape varieties than the Peninsular type. The metal ferrule on the shaft is shorter and there is no disc.

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