Join Date: May 2006
Jean, I apologise for being unable to comment further.
I have already said twice that I will not comment on a keris like this on the basis of photos, and I am not going to hang out a string of hypotheticals that would need more explanation than I am prepared to give in a forum that is open to the whole wide world.
I can understand that use of "older" in this way could be confusing. I'm sorry. You could think of it like this:-
an older vehicle, an older person, an older form of speech, an older type of cooking.
it is a general comparison, we are not saying that the vehicle is necessarily an "old" vehicle, but rather that it is no longer a new vehicle.
My use with this keris is in the same sense, it is no longer a new keris, it is an older keris, but I have pulled back on calling it straight out an old keris. Why?
Because from a photo cannot tell that.
I'm afraid that that is where I stop.