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Old 22nd August 2019, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Twist core fullered blade moro kris for id please

Hi everyone , this is another recent purchase , a nice moro blade but sadly missing its original hilt and instead someone has given this one ! , i have given it just a quick clean and etch just to see if it showed the core and wow a lovely pattern twist core, i will give the blade a proper clean soon and etch ,
now im in the market to find a decent hilt , if anyone has or knows where i could purchase a good hilt of the same age as the blade please contact me ,
im not ssure of the age but i guess its quite early ? blade length is
45cm
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Old 22nd August 2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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Wow, you seem to be on a lucky shopping spree!

While this has the looks of being an old blade, it does exhibit unusual features. Id need closeups of the base of the blade for a better appraisal!

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Old 23rd August 2019, 02:04 AM   #3
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I agree with Kai - close ups of the base of the hilt would be helpful.

That being said, it is a nice Sulu blade, perhaps early 1800s, with great twist core. It would be good to get a good polish and etch, and a proper hilt and clamp on it too.

The present hilt looks to be a modern add on.
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Old 23rd August 2019, 04:00 AM   #4
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Hi chief,

A lovely blade and I agree with Kai and Jose--better pics needed. Congratulations again for a very nice find. I'm not sure whether this one ever had a "stirrup" (can't see any groove on the pics provided or a mark where one or two may have been).

I would say that you need to look no further than Jose (battara) for help with a new hilt, asang asang, etc. He has done some excellent work for me and a number of other folk on this forum.

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Old 23rd August 2019, 06:47 AM   #5
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Thanks all , here is a closer pic
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Old 23rd August 2019, 01:17 PM   #6
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Actually it could possibly be one of the earliest Kris I have seen so far.
Looks like twistcore Pamor was never topographically etched, like this is the case with later blades.

It's very close to the few very big Kerisses from Java from 16th century.
A fantastic blade indeed.
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