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Old 4th September 2017, 07:43 AM   #7
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Hello Marius,
Balinese? There are similarities indeed (greneng, etc) as noted by many authors but look at the blade proportions and the hilt, and do not forget that the early Balinese krisses were derived from Majapahit ones after the conquest of Bali.
And what does allow you to doubt about the provenance of the krisses brought from Banten & Blambangan shown in the Krisdisk and which have been kept in the European collections since the 17th century? These pieces are the most reliable specimens of old krisses available in my opinion.
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