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Old 7th June 2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Unusual Kris -- Visayan?

I really need to stain the blade. Has nice patterns.

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Old 7th June 2007, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hello Bill,

Yes, staining, staining, staining!

I still have my reservations to call these assimilated pieces from non-Moro sources kris...

How long is the blade? It would be nice to verify wether the blade was forged in the Visayas or wether a captured/traded Moro blade got recycled - maybe the laminations could help short of examining the tang and base of blade?

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Old 7th June 2007, 11:02 PM   #3
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Hi Kai,

The blade is 22 inches long.

I still don't like pulling these pieces apart to view tangs.

Let me get out my vinegar and work on this and the Ox-Tail. Also have a really interesting horn jungayyan twistcore kris that badly needs a stain. And some pictures!
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Old 7th June 2007, 11:19 PM   #4
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Bill, you have the bestest toys!

Can't wait to see what it looks like.

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Old 7th June 2007, 11:25 PM   #5
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Hello Bill,

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The blade is 22 inches long.

Ok, that's well within reach for a shortened Moro kris, at least from many Mindanao pieces. That's not meant to imply that the Visayan bladesmiths weren't able to forge these blades themselves!

I'd love to hear from our forumites with Visayan connections wether there are any hints which would help to verify local production of a blade like this.

BTW, the demon also looks a little different - almost smiling, this one.


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I still don't like pulling these pieces apart to view tangs.

Understood.

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Also have a really interesting horn jungayyan twistcore kris that badly needs a stain. And some pictures!

<Groan...>

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Old 8th June 2007, 01:46 AM   #6
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Gorgeous blades! So, you're the man I'd been hearing all this time.
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