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Old 18th November 2020, 12:31 PM   #8
tanaruz
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Default MAGUINDANAOAN KRIS

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Originally Posted by Ian
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.


Ian

Hello,

thanks for the info. a pawnshop appraiser came today and I had the pink asang-asang tested- it is swassa.

This confirms what the previous owner claimed.

Regards

Yves
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