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Old 6th April 2020, 12:07 AM   #14
A. G. Maisey
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,779

Thanks Detlef.

I very often am not able to make comments such as I have made in respect of this keris, simply because the photos that are posted are just not good enough.

Photos at any time are a very poor substitute for having the actual thing in your hand, in good direct sunlight, and with access to strong magnification, these photos seem to give a very idea of what we need to see.

However, there is a qualification:- what would my comments be if I knew with certainty that this keris had been reworked and re-polished?

There is absolutely no way I can tell that from any photos, no matter how good, and I might not even be able to know even if I had it in my hand under ideal conditions.
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