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Old 1st November 2017, 03:57 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by F. de Luzon
For now, I intend to leave this keris as found.

Frankly Fernando, if it were mine i would probably take the same path, even if i agree with Kai that the pendokok does not quite fit the hilt properly. As Alan points out, we do not live in a world of perfection. If it could be shown through provenance that this was a recent addition by the dealer i might think differently, but in the absence of further information i believe you have a reasonably nice example of an old Sumatran Anak Alang (or Bahari if it is actually shorter than i perceive).
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