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Old Madura Keris Kriss Kris Dagger. Centipede. Madura. Indonesia.

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    Directly from Madura, this Keris was passed on through 2 generations. Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeast coast of Java and is inhabited by 3.65 million Madurese.   Keris have been produced for centuries. It is divided into three parts: blade (wilah), hilt… Continue reading

Batak Piso Halasan Sword / Knife, Sumatra

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Detail: Hilt and scabbard are carved from bone or from some resin composite material (although I have never seen a resin composite come out of Sumatra that is this old). ASO (human-like) traditional figures are carved at both ends and insects, geckos and plant life are carved on… Continue reading

Moro Kris Sword, Java Indonesia

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Detail: Wood at each end of the sheath with center section in a silver alloy. The hilt’s grip is in silver with a gold band. Intricate design that matches the sheath. Check the pamor pattern: a mix of alloys, acid etching & maker’s signature. Stand not included. For the Serious Collector.
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