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Old 20th March 2018, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Maguindanao 25 Luk Kris

Dear All,

nothing very refined, nevertheless a nice blade (55,5 cm) of its kind, particularly the subtle tapering to the tip.
About 40% of outer binding on handle is gone. The quite fine inner binding isn't a repair, it goes under the outer and can be seen at some places.
An interesting feature is the inserted Jalen/Tjalen (that's how it's called in Keris terminology, sorry).
The pommel is not small.

Comments are welcome!
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Old 20th March 2018, 05:08 PM   #2
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Sweet!
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Old 20th March 2018, 08:21 PM   #3
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Very, very nice! Are you going to polish and etch the blade?

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Old 20th March 2018, 08:58 PM   #4
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WOW That is one very nice kris you have acquired. Not sure what you might find with a polish and etch, but it would be nice to find out. Congratulation on such a great find.

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Old 20th March 2018, 10:28 PM   #5
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Nice - lots of luks
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Old 21st March 2018, 01:43 AM   #6
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Thank you, gentlemen!

Except for some spots of more or less active rust I will leave it as it is. It will look better with the battered handle as it is. No expectations of some special welding miracles, these pieces usually have the most simple construction, like Thilos kris:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...highlight=lukky

or a kris Stefan sold a while ago:

http://www.ashokaarts.com/shop/old-...ao-philippines-

Actually very few of these many Luk pieces are upper class, the most notable exception being:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...aguindanao+kris

I would be interested in your opinions, why such pieces with an exaggerated number of Luk did appear at all.
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Old 21st March 2018, 02:12 AM   #7
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I would be interested in your opinions, why such pieces with an exaggerated number of Luk did appear at all.


Could it be to showcase the Panday’s skill?

I can only recall seeing two kris’ with an inserted tjalen, this one makes three.

Congrats on a good catch.
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Old 21st March 2018, 02:34 AM   #8
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I think this is 29? if i count the luks correctly.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...light=moro+kris

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Old 23rd March 2018, 02:57 PM   #9
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Congratulations, what a great find!

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Old 24th March 2018, 01:23 AM   #10
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I would be interested in your opinions, why such pieces with an exaggerated number of Luk did appear at all.

Well, one thing is that it can effective like a saw blade in the hands of a well trained warrior. There is a special way to use this in combat.

Also, the more luks, the more active the "snake" is and the more lethal it is.
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Old 24th March 2018, 04:40 AM   #11
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Chris: Nope. 25 waves all the way........Dave.
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Old 24th March 2018, 11:22 AM   #12
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Thank you all again!

Perhaps CCUAL referred to the kris in the link he provided - it's indeed a 29 Luk blade, like Thilo's.
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Old 25th March 2018, 02:21 AM   #13
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Hello Dave, how are you? You were the one that shown me how to count the luks during the Pasadena knife show years back, may be I had forgotten how to count it. Here is the photo.

Thanks Gustav.


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Thank you all again!

Perhaps CCUAL referred to the kris in the link he provided - it's indeed a 29 Luk blade, like Thilo's.
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Old 25th March 2018, 03:58 AM   #14
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I think Dave thought you were referring to the original posted blade. He may not have followed your link. The one you just posted (also in your link) does indeed seem to be 29 luk. A thing of beauty as well.
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Old 25th March 2018, 05:18 AM   #15
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Yes Chris, i was referring to the posters original pictures. I like your collection. Some really classic pieces. I especially like the Panabas. Don't see very many around that good...........Dave.
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Old 25th March 2018, 05:21 AM   #16
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Yes, the entire grouping Chris shows here is outstanding!
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Old 25th March 2018, 07:36 AM   #17
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Sorry guys, but this weren't mine.
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Old 27th March 2018, 10:04 PM   #18
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late for the party, but yeah, that's a great catch!!
congrats!
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Old 28th March 2018, 08:33 AM   #19
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Ron, thank you!
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