Originally Posted by Maurice
.. moro krisses, only with talismanic symbols/inlay in the blade ..
Hi Maurice, IMVHO that's not a talismanic symbols/inlay.
Those're just engraved/inlaid adornments/decorations .
Originally Posted by Battara
.. the stylized crocodile on one of my blades is talismanic ..
Is it a crocodile or a lizard?
In Malay world lizard is a symbol of cautiousness/alertness.
And that symbol doesn't has any talismanic value at all but a mere reminder to the owner of the item to always be cautious/alert.
Below are samples of diagram with talismanic value:
Hope my two cents helps!