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Old 20th June 2013, 12:37 AM   #18
kai
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Hello Alan,

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So the period around 1800 is considered to be about the time when these Southern Philippine swords in the form of a keris began to appear?

A bit earlier at least IMHO. How much this extends into the 18th century (and even earlier) is still not well researched yet; the main problem is the scarcity of reliably provenenced museum examples.

Here's an old discussion on archaic (Moro) kris:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=241


So, what would be your estimate when twistcore-like pamor appeared in, say, central Jawa?

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Kai
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