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CharlesS 22nd September 2020 12:08 PM

Another Balinese Keris for Analysis
 
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This is a yet another one traded at the swap meet I mentioned. I believe this to be a later hilt(Kocet-kocetan) with an older blade. The blade has some micro pitting that has been well hidden by its acidic wash.

Thanks in advance for input/feedback.

Jean 22nd September 2020 01:09 PM

Very nice kris, congrats! I cannot ascertain if the hilt is made from ivory or not :confused:

CharlesS 22nd September 2020 01:19 PM

It is ivory, Jean. Thanks for your compliments.

JeffS 22nd September 2020 11:08 PM

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Hopefully you won't mind if I slip a little enquiry into your request for analysis... The minimalist ron dha and ron dha nunut like on this example, is this a result of erosion or the original intent of the maker? I recently acquired my 2nd keris (also from Bali) and it has this minimalist feature (attached).

A. G. Maisey 22nd September 2020 11:57 PM

Impossible to know with certainty Jeff, but very probably erosion.


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