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Old 17th July 2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Talismanic symbols on moro kris blades gallery!

Hi All!

I thought it would be nice to start a thread about moro krisses, only with talismanic symbols/inlay in the blade.
Hopefully forummembers would like to participate and add pieces of their krisses, to make this an interesting thread!

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Old 17th July 2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Sulu kris, with the blade full of silver talismanic inlay.
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Old 17th July 2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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Here is one of mine that has silver inlay of a stylized crocodile on both sides of the blade. This is a Maguindanao piece with ivory, silver, and swassa.
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Old 17th July 2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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Here is another Maguindanao piece of mine with Maguindanao okir engraved into both sides of the blade. The hilt is swassa over copper and MOP.
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Old 18th July 2011, 01:10 AM   #5
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I have seen ukkil of vines and flowers, chevron lines, half circles that I believe are placed for purely decorative purposes and I have seen symbols of circles, stars, tridents, cresents, prayers that have magical and protective meanings or purposes.

Where does decorative end and the talismanic symbols start?
Is it up to one's interpretation?
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Old 18th July 2011, 02:41 AM   #6
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Kino, that is a good point.

I am sure that the "X"s on Maurice's blade are talismanic and I know that the stylized crocodile on one of my blades is talismanic. Remember that some talismanic designs are made of okir.

On my other kris I would agree that the okir might be only decorative (and I may have misread the post ).
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