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CharlesS 8th November 2017 03:01 PM

Moro Kriss Restored
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This Moro kriss was bought on eBay a couple of months ago. My original fascination with it was with the unique and lovely hilt, but after our own Battara restored the blade I have an all new respect for that feature. It took a heavy cleaning from Battara to get the blade ready for etching.He also restored the silver to the blade. Note the blade is very carefully tempered in a manner that the chiseled fullers seem to take full advantage with the silver creating a panel of the central laminations. I am not sure if the line created by the careful tempering towards the edge, almost highlighting the forging flaw and almost making it attractive, is intentional or happenstance.

Battara did a marvelous job with the blade, making the whole piece really "pop"!

I etched this one slightly darker than I normally would to highlight its attractive features.

Comments welcomed.


Overall length: 27.5in.
Blade length: 23.25in.
Blade width at the center of the blade: 1.33in.

David 8th November 2017 03:12 PM

Beautiful, and a rather rare pommel form. It's a shame about the forging flaw near the tip, but it hardly distracted from the beauty of this piece.

Battara 10th November 2017 05:21 AM

I agree with you David.

Ian 10th November 2017 06:59 AM

Lovely kris Charles. I wondered who won this one. :rolleyes:

Congrats on having a rare Naga-hilted version. Cato says this is one of the rarest forms.


Battara 11th November 2017 12:25 AM

Yeah he beat me (again :mad: ) on this and that is why I bid. However, at least I got to touch it and bring it back to life............ :D

Maurice 11th November 2017 10:43 AM

Beautiful kris Charles. Congratulations.
The pommel exceptional!

Also it looks very good after the finishing touch!

Best regards,

F. de Luzon 11th November 2017 03:21 PM

Impressive transformation!


Robert 14th November 2017 05:40 AM

Beautiful sword and restoration work Charles. Another great addition to your collection. The lovely wood and fine carving of the pommel really makes this piece something special.


Sajen 14th November 2017 07:00 PM

Very nice indeed and rare pommel form! Good restore work! :cool:

Battara 14th November 2017 11:53 PM

Thank you folks.

Spunjer 15th November 2017 11:59 AM

that's an excellent kris, Charles! from the handle, to the symbols on the blade. truly unique!!

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