Originally Posted by kino
Take a look at this,
The probability of a wootz blade existing in the Philippines is low but I would never say never. It wasnt too long ago that some folks were saying that a twist core Barung blade didn't exist but we were pleasantly proven wrong.
Thanks for the link to your chevron-bladed kris
. As noted by several commenters in that thread it is a very unusual kris
and possibly not of Moro origin--perhaps Malay. The largest extant Indian population in SE Asia is in Singapore and it is possible that some elements of Indian metal working existed there in the 19th C. Malaya and Singapore were part of the British Empire at that time, as well as India.
As I was careful to state earlier in this thread, I'm open to the possibility of wootz
being used to make a Moro edged weapon, but such a finding would be very rare. Just as rare, say, as a chevron-bladed kris
of which there has been one example shown on this forum and none of our experienced commenters have seen another.