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.
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.