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Old 10th October 2020, 12:16 AM   #4
Ian
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Hi Yves,

Your kris is definitely a modern Maranao style which can be traced back to at least the 1990s, perhaps a little earlier. Some of these small-bladed kris can be decorated in an expensive manner with silver, and even gold on one piece I have handled, but the vast majority have more base metals. The blades appear to have been forged but not tempered in my experience. There are longer versions also, that sometimes appear to have better quality blades.

How it ended up in Palawan is anybody's guess.

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