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Old 23rd November 2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Yakan, if we go by Cato's classification. handle is made out of carabao horn in a ice cream cone fashion, not necessarily your typical horse-hoof, but most likely a local variation. ivory lid with ivory triangle on the upper part of the pommel. handle is wrapped in jute. being black, it gives an excellent contrast with the ivory deco. nicely done if i may say so.
now the blade is a double fuller twistcore. wonderfully done, and it seems to be a different variation. it looks like standing hair, as oppose to the whorl-y looking types. i thought this was pretty neat. the twistcore stop pretty close to the tip, ending with a naga okir. so looking at the overall pattern, it looks like a naga with scales and all.
on the side note, i notice twistcores would end with a naga okir, giving the illusion that the twistcore pattern/naga okir as a whole is a design by itself.
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Old 23rd November 2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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Nice piece Ron. Double twistcore - what a great blade. Yakan? - I guess I can see it in the hilt, maybe the blade, but not the scabbard (maybe more Maranao'ish?).

Great to have a complete piece and not in pieces!
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Old 23rd November 2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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thanks jose. although it did came with the scabbard, i highly doubt it was original with the kris. for one, the notches for the stirrups don't match.

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Old 23rd November 2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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Nice puppy!!! But i am missing the "drumstick" reference.
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Old 23rd November 2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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the first thing that came to my mind when i saw the pommel was the drumstick ice cream cone for some reason
jose, you mentioned double twistcore: does that mean there were two twistcore rods on the center (perhaps sandwiching a non twistcore piece to produce the ridge??? ???) not too keen about the black magic behind twistcores..
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jose, you mentioned double twistcore: does that mean there were two twistcore rods on the center (perhaps sandwiching a non twistcore piece to produce the ridge??? ???) not too keen about the black magic behind twistcores..

What I am talking about is 2 rows of twistcore, one on either side of the plain middle ridge.

Now if you want black magic, I used to know some people who...........
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not too keen about the black magic behind twistcores..


Can we talk about this black magic perhaps ?
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