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Old 17th November 2020, 10:35 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by tanaruz
I've contacted the previous owner (since I have 2 more krisses + an Iranun kampilan on its way). Here's some more points as to its age: mid-late 18th century.

the asang-asang is not tarnished. hence, swassa.

Hello Yves,

That is a nice kris. As for age, it has none of the characteristics of an archaic form from the 18th C, and I would put it no earlier than mid-19th C, and most probably late 19th C. As David noted, the presence of suassa requires testing for gold content. The absence of patina means very little.

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