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Old 18th August 2019, 12:17 PM   #1
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Picked this lot up in auction today fairly cheaply. Should be with me next week.

12 in. blade Spear-point appears to be African, Probably would have bought it on it's own. but was bundled with this keris-like object that looks a bit unusual. 8 in. blade. looks a bit rusty...but quite odd. I like odd.

What the heck is it though?

Comments appreciated, thanks.
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Old 18th August 2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Hello Wayne,

search for keris buda.

Possibly of fairly recent manufacture since original ones are rare (crude craftsmanship; the rough undulated edges certainly look weird). Alan will be better qualified to comment - some more pics might help though.

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Old 18th August 2019, 02:27 PM   #3
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A crudely made Javanese kris-like object vaguely imitating a kris Budha, from the pic I don't know if it is an old piece or a replica. Other opinions will be welcome of course.
PS: I agree with Kai (he beat me for replying).

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Old 19th August 2019, 02:57 AM   #4
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Hello Wayne,

search for keris buda.

Possibly of fairly recent manufacture since original ones are rare (crude craftsmanship; the rough undulated edges certainly look weird). Alan will be better qualified to comment - some more pics might help though.

Regards,
Kai


There are many replicas keris around or should I said modified keris that is passed off as antique. Even HK antique shops that sell China factories made replica Chinese antiques which is pass off as real antique to buyers. Their craftsmanship is so good that it even fools experts from reputable auction house.

So Beware!
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Old 19th August 2019, 03:14 AM   #5
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I like this Buda-esque keris; I couldn't speak to its age, the blade resembles knapped flint or obsidian.
If it's new I'm a bit surprised that it hasn't been 'aged' more.
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Old 20th August 2019, 12:52 PM   #6
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To me it looks like an attempt at a Keris Buda that has been abandoned before completion. In its present state even Blind Freddy would not be sucked in.

It does appear to have some age in the fittings, so maybe pre-WWII.
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