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Old 8th November 2017, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Moro Kriss Restored

This Moro kriss was bought on eBay a couple of months ago. My original fascination with it was with the unique and lovely hilt, but after our own Battara restored the blade I have an all new respect for that feature. It took a heavy cleaning from Battara to get the blade ready for etching.He also restored the silver to the blade. Note the blade is very carefully tempered in a manner that the chiseled fullers seem to take full advantage with the silver creating a panel of the central laminations. I am not sure if the line created by the careful tempering towards the edge, almost highlighting the forging flaw and almost making it attractive, is intentional or happenstance.

Battara did a marvelous job with the blade, making the whole piece really "pop"!

I etched this one slightly darker than I normally would to highlight its attractive features.

Comments welcomed.

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Overall length: 27.5in.
Blade length: 23.25in.
Blade width at the center of the blade: 1.33in.
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Old 8th November 2017, 03:12 PM   #2
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Beautiful, and a rather rare pommel form. It's a shame about the forging flaw near the tip, but it hardly distracted from the beauty of this piece.
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Old 10th November 2017, 05:21 AM   #3
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I agree with you David.
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Lovely kris Charles. I wondered who won this one.

Congrats on having a rare Naga-hilted version. Cato says this is one of the rarest forms.

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Yeah he beat me (again ) on this and that is why I bid. However, at least I got to touch it and bring it back to life............
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Old 11th November 2017, 10:43 AM   #6
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Beautiful kris Charles. Congratulations.
The pommel exceptional!

Also it looks very good after the finishing touch!

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Old 11th November 2017, 03:21 PM   #7
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Impressive transformation!

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Old 14th November 2017, 05:40 AM   #8
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Beautiful sword and restoration work Charles. Another great addition to your collection. The lovely wood and fine carving of the pommel really makes this piece something special.

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Old 14th November 2017, 07:00 PM   #9
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Very nice indeed and rare pommel form! Good restore work!
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Old 14th November 2017, 11:53 PM   #10
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Thank you folks.
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Old 15th November 2017, 11:59 AM   #11
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that's an excellent kris, Charles! from the handle, to the symbols on the blade. truly unique!!
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