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Old 7th July 2016, 04:18 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Marcus
Clearly, I am not a kris specialist so I could also use help with some of the terminology, specifically Mr. Maisey's statement "Marcus' wrongko is almost certainly sono".

Marcus, i believe Alan was referring to the type of wood used to create this sheath. This wood is known more completely as Sonokembang in Indonesia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterocarpus_indicus
I am not sure what exactly would make this a illegitimate naga keris. Bad execution is not really a measure of legitimacy.
You may never be able to nail down the exact origins of this keris for sure.
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