Swinburne University or college of Technology | School of Organization and Design | HDC001 Twentieth Hundred years
Choice 2: Suggesting a Design – The Borneo Cuchillo Sarawak (Borneo Illang)
The Borneo machete also known as a great " illang” is among traditional items in Sarawak. The illang has been applied until today such as farming, hunting and more. In aged time the illang was used for the top hunting right up until Rajah Brooke forbade this. There are two types illang in Sarawak. One common illang usually uses for day to day life. A warfare illang or known as ceremony illang utilized in the war but today it truly is used for adornment as well as special events like Gawai Day. However the illang uses until today, there have still weakness in the illang's design.
The common illang photos My spouse and i took once i went back to my village in break semester
Materials are one of the problems encountered during the process of getting the common illang. Most of the Sarawak illang's supplies like a rattan to make a " sempai” come from forest. Consequently , the common illang can't mass produce. Plastic-type material is the wise choice for replacing a lot of the common illang's materials. A great illang's sheath also can help to make from plastic-type instead by using a wood. In the 4th picture, we can use this material to change the rattan. A plastic-type material rope is simple to get involved city and also it is produced in higher quantities. The cuchillo maker does not need to go the forest to obtain the illang's supplies.
The rattan for the sempai's material
The application to make the sempai
The plastic-type material rope to switch the rattan
Carving is the central features inside the illang specifically for the wedding illang. However , some the illangs possess complicated carving design especially in its sheath and hilt. Therefore , it is hard to clean the illang and it takes a moment to make the traditional carving. While mention inside the 1st paragraphs, plastic may be the finest choice to replace the illang's material. By using plastic as the material, we do not ought to carve the illang's sheath. Moreover, plastic is easy to shape and bend if it is in water form. We could make carving mold to exchange the traditional define.
When the illang's farmer gets mud, it is far from very easy to completely clean the dirt especially for the illang's carving. Most of illang materials will be the wood especially the sheath as well as the hilt. If the owner illang washes the carving on the sheath, the wood will be expanded. The wood will probably be broken in case the user as often as you can washes his illang's sheath. We can exchange the sheath's illang utilizing the plastic. Plastic will not expand even that washes. Textiles also are very good material to replace the real wood. It is easy to clean if the illang's sheath makes from the materials.
The good sword has to have a nice flexibility. There is no exemption when the cuchillo maker makes illang's knife. For example , a samurai swords' blade provides curve. The curve at the samurai swords make the swords are more versatile. The illang's blade may be made shape same as the samurai swords. An straightener smith has to forge a great iron with high temperatures. When the iron is liquid contact form, the flat iron is easy to become made the curve at blade. The illang's cutter can absorb the impetus when it hews something. Consequently , the user may use his total strength to slice something the illang is not going to return back to his consumer.
Corrosion is the big problem for the illang's cutter especially for the ceremony illang. The service illang gets rusty because it only uses in certain day. To prevent the illang's cutting tool gets rusty, the illang's blade has to be forged with non- rusty material including carbon, aluminium, and others. The aesthetic benefit of the wedding illang's knife can be increased by using these materials. In addition, these supplies can give even more the hardness for illang's blade. Pertaining to the common illang, the illang maker can mix some the metal steel's components when he acierie an iron to...
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