Moro Kris 5750

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Moro Kris 5750

550.00

MORO KRIS #5750
It is called Kalis tulid in Sulu meaning kris with a straight blade. The relatively long blade is 24’ long and very thick at the base measuring more than ½” thick - .67” and tapers towards the point to give it a nice balance. A long groove at the center is 18” long and has a small groove right below. On the upper and lower section of the guard are two thick bands of silver straps.

Grip is 3-3/4” wrapped in cord lacquered black and has a silver ferrule. Cockatoo style pommel is kamagong or Makassar ebony with no chips or cracks.

This kalis is from the late 1800 era from Sulu, Philippines.

The long single edge blade is 27-3/4”, ¼” thick at the guard and tapers to 1/8” thick an inch from the point. At the widest point, the blade measures 2-1/8”. Top ridge of the blade has a series of X file marks. Wood cross guard has floral carving on both sides showing very light trace of white galgal which is lime with some type sticky substance. The grip has three bands of braided rattan strips. Back of the grip is the fork section showing carvings. No chips or crack on the handle. Overall handle length including the guard is 11”. The blade look healthy for its’ age. Total weight is 23# 2 oz.

 

From Mindanao circa late 1800 to very early 1900.

 

For possible discount on this sword, contact Cecil at 510-517-3546 call/text, kriscutlery@comcast.net

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