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Old 3rd March 2021, 10:52 PM   #22
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Hello Mike,

He was referring to pieces in his personnel collection and ones he has seen in museum. He attributes it to around 1800.
I'm not picking on anyone but I certainly would like to understand the reasoning rather than opting for the easy way out and agreeing to disagree.

Thus, I'd be very keen to hear how this separation line is explained in the context of the suggested period.

I'd love to see any kris with reasonably documented provenance from around 1800! Even more so if any happen to exhibit similar features as your piece.

It is surely possible to explain away the hilt as being a later replacement, it surely can't be used for supporting any early date.

BTW, I closely examined a good number of kris from collections including musea. That does not make me infallible though...

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