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    Nice old Kris and a really ODD Death Head Skull & Bones dagger

    Nice old Kris and a really ODD Death Head dagger...Both of these were obtained in Indonesia prior to WWII and handed down through one family...The Kris has a nice meteorite or volcanic iron forged blade...The "skull" dagger has an elaborately etched wavy blade with a skull and cross bones motif on one side of the ricasso; not sure what to think of this one perhaps a 19th century Momento Mori dagger. EdName:  Kris (2).jpg
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    Ed Hicks


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    Hi Ed

    I would post the dagger in the A&M room. It was probably brought to Indonesia by a Dutch Freemason. The motif is somewhat common, even with other fraternal groups but I am just kinda connecting dots.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry_in_Indonesia

    Cheers

    Hotspur; these long ones sometimes regarded for Tyler use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen C. View Post
    Hi Ed

    I would post the dagger in the A&M room. It was probably brought to Indonesia by a Dutch Freemason. The motif is somewhat common, even with other fraternal groups but I am just kinda connecting dots.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry_in_Indonesia

    Cheers

    Hotspur; these long ones sometimes regarded for Tyler use
    That makes sense...wicked looking, but obviously not an Indonesian dagger.
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    Thanks, Glen, most helpful references. I'm quite used to seeing fraternal swords and this is an interesting piece to have for a while and learn more about. Ed
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    It is a dandy one. Hard for me to date that one but likely 19th century but how early in that century? Beautiful grip.

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