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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2023, 05:43 PM
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Milandro, while you will indeed sometimes find an...

Milandro, while you will indeed sometimes find an actual gap of separation on old Indonesian kris, i must say that i have rarely, if ever, seen a Moro kris where there is physical separation of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2023, 07:26 PM
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I think i know what you mean by this Josť. The...

I think i know what you mean by this Josť. The mounts appear to be post WWII to me, especially the one closest to the pommel. There may well have been added later.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2023, 07:22 PM
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As they say (whoever "they" are :D), there are...

As they say (whoever "they" are :D), there are always exceptions to every rule. I am not convinced that means we need to throw the rule away completely. If the majority of kris with separate gangyas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2023, 03:18 AM
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Posted By David
Can you confirm this one way or the other. To me...

Can you confirm this one way or the other. To me i see a dark incised line on one side of the first hole in the "greneng" area, but it does not seem to continue on the other side of the hole....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2023, 06:41 PM
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Posted By David
Does this blade have a separate gangya? In the...

Does this blade have a separate gangya? In the photos it appears to just be a well incised line.
If you want to try to bring out the lamination i believe most folks use vinegar for a light etch.
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