Originally Posted by A. G. Maisey
Jean, i'm sorry, but to my eyes the pics of the keris you have posted look nothing at all like Marcus' keris.
However, I have given my opinion, I have nothing to add to it, and we are all entitled to our own opinion.
Sorry Jean, I misunderstood your post #7 I think.
Yes, the blade you show is very probably Madura.
The wrongko you show is not kayu sono, I don't know what it is, but Marcus' wrongko is almost certainly sono; I've handled a lot of this wood, and grain and colour of Marcus' wrongko is very much sono, it is not stained.
Re the blade, I'm not at all sure it is a recent blade, from the photos I simply cannot tell, but the style of the carving does not resemble anything I've seen as recent production from Madura.