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Old 19th December 2020, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Keris Palembang

Hello,

I want to show my Keris Palembang and I have also some questions:

Often the parts of a Keris are from different times. In the case of my dagger I would think so, too. I suspect the ivory hilt is antique and probably 19th, maybe early 20th century. Is that right?
And has the fine carved hilt a religious or mythological meaning?

The scabbard could be newer, but has some age, too. The mouthpiece is made of more beautiful wood than the remaining part. Was there a silver mounting to cover this part? Or had it been repaired? Or is that normal?

The determination of the age of Keris blades is a wide and complex field.
Because of the high quality and the knowledge the smith had to have (the damascus pattern follows the shape of the blade) it should be an antique blade. Is a precise dating possible?

Sorry for my many questions, I'm not a really experienced Keris colector.

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Robin
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