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Old 25th September 2020, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hi friends,

Here's a kris that seems to be quite large. Actually the largest in our collection. The OAL is: 36 inches, with a blade: 29 inches.

This kris came from Lanao. And in all possibility, a Tugaya piece. Could this be ceremonial kris?

Here are some points on the item:

1) the pommel: claims to be made from animal bone (it has small, short unparallel lines, and not continuous (Haversian system); the seller does not know what kind of bone;

2)Hilt: silver (had it tested)
3)Baka-baka/asang-asang : silver, tested
4) scabbard: fine hardwood material; silver clamps
5) Blade: presence of brass/bronze dots (from the baka-baka area to the near tip of the blade)


a) is this Maranao ceremonial kris? If so, what kind of ceremony is this type being displayed?

b) possible age?

Appreciate all inputs and thanks in advance,

Enjoy and kind regards,

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