Nomenclature - Kudi / Kujang

Names for parts of the Indonesian Kudi / Kujang

Bagian-Bagian Waruga Kujang
Names for parts of the Indonesian Kudi / Kujang

See Kudi / Kujang type for detailed discussion.

The following is drawn from several sources, including a Google translation from http://danupratamasetiawan.blogspot.com/2011/12/kujang.html

Papatuk (Congo)

  • The tip of the blade

Eluk (Siih)

  • Serrations on the back of the blade intended for ripping flesh.

Mata

  • Small holes ("eyes") found the the blade.  Initiallty, Waruga were covered/plugged with metal or precisious stones.  Most found on with a small hole ("sisasnya" hole).  The purpose is a symbol of the status / stage of the wearer.  At least one waruga and at most nine are typical.  A blade without waruga is called "blind")
    • Kujan Ciung mata-9: only used specifically the King
    • Kujang Ciung mata-7: Used by Mantri Anom Dangka and the King
    • Kujang Ciung mata-5: Girang used by Seurat, Pamingkis Regents and the Regents Pakuan

Pamor

  • See Pamor.  The patterrn embodies the power of the blade. Sometimes the pattern was dosed with poison.

Tonggong

  • The sharp side of the back (top) of the blade

Beuteung

  • The sharp side of the front (bottom) of the blade.

Tadah

  • A small arch, sometimes thouught of the "lower abdomen" of the blade.  Used to catch and repel an opponents blade.

Paksi

  • The "tang" or pointed tail end of the blade to be inserted into the hilt

Combong

  • The hole in the hilt to accomodate the paksi

Selut

  • The ring at the upperr end of the hilt; strengthens the grip on the paksi

Ganja (Landean)

  • The hilt of the kujang / kudi


Additional Resources:

http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudi (Google translation)

http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kujang (Google translation)

http://ekorisanto.blogspot.com/2009/08/kujang-senjata-masyarakat-sunda-1.html (Google translation)