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A Very Fine Moro Kris, Sulu Archipelago

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A Very Fine Moro Kris, Sulu Archipelago

With a high quality, four wave blade ( kalis siko ), this excellent kris is finely carved in the area of the ricasso. The hard wood, ( banate ) pommel is some what in the form of a birds head. The hilt is banded with silver metal incised with geometric designs, The hemp wrap is slightly loose in the contact areas, as s the top silver band. The blade has no rust with some tiny dark spots and surface abrasion from use. Late 19th to early 20th C. Please see Fig. 169, pg. 174, The People and Arts of the Philippine for a similar style kris. ex: Butterfield& Butterfield 1998. Size25,5" overall, blade 20.75"

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