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Making badek machete - AAJ

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posted on 2023-03-02, 17:02 authored by Tracy Peter SamatTracy Peter Samat

AAJ quenches the cutting edge into the water for fourteen times to achieve a hard and durable form. Lastly, he refines the bolster using a rasp cut-file and confirms the blade size with the interpreter.

History

Session

Q01

Rights owner

Durham University / Sarawak Museum

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Pembuatan parang badek - AAJ

Description alt

AAJ merendam bilah parang ke dalam air sebanyak empat belas kali untuk menghasilkan bilah yang tajam dan tahan lama. Kemudian, beliau menghalusi bahagian hulu parang menggunakan kelikir. Beliau berbincang dengan penterjemah untuk memastikan size parang yang dikehendaki adalah memuaskan

Cultural group

Bidayuh

Participants

Aheng anak Jun, Nurul Faresya binti Ahmad Fareed, Philiptatum anak Simo

Country

Malaysia

Place

Nyegol

Techniques of production

Metal-quench-hardened, Hand-smoothed

Materials

Metal

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Besi terpakai

Intent

The final step of making badek machete: the machete quenches into the water and then rasps for the last time

Date of creation

2019-12-11

Unique ID

2019SG05-Q01-0036