coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

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coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby douglip » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:03 pm

I discovered an old switchblade while helping an old friend clean her house. She said it was her dead husbands and that I should go have fun with my new toy.it is an 11 inch long Coricama with horn handles and a kriss blade, the squigly one, right?. The little red dot is inlaid on the saftey. it is in perfect shape. No chips, cracks, appears to have never been sharpened. No rust at all. Does have a nice patina. Any thoughts to value? I read a post that claimed only one known example of this knife out there. Is that true.

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby daddyloko » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:36 pm

let's see it... :(

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby redeye » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:31 am

We need pics sounds like a nice piece
I am the KING of LATAMA collectors HAHAHAHAHAHAHA {EVIL LAUGH}

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby douglip » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:13 am

Been trying to post pics. Keeps saying file is too large. Any ideas?

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby JulesVane » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:33 am

douglip wrote:Been trying to post pics. Keeps saying file is too large. Any ideas?

Hi Doug...Are you using PhotoBucket to post pics? Remember, you have to use a public image sharing site like PhotoBucket and not a private PC or phone. You should be able to upload to PhotoBucket, click on your picture, and on the right, copy the URL for that picture and paste and it in your post. I too had issues with file size until I tried this. Hope it helps...

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby douglip » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:23 am

Still trying to add photos. Photo bucket seems to be troublesome.

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby douglip » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:28 am

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Hope this works. If so I will post a few more.
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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby JulesVane » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:54 am

Picture came through fine and looks like an amazing piece! I wish I knew more about rarity and values, but I know what "looks" good lol. You are correct that PhotoBucket is "troublesome". We are currently looking for other options. What image uploader did you use? Again, a beautiful piece. Can't wait for those more knowledgable to chime in....Of course, more pics please...

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby douglip » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:59 am

This was from a FB picture. I will get some better ones up soon. Wondering if I should clean and polish this knife or is it best left as is. I see pics of the 13 inch everyone raved about and it certainly had been polished.

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby JulesVane » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:04 pm

douglip wrote:This was from a FB picture. I will get some better ones up soon. Wondering if I should clean and polish this knife or is it best left as is. I see pics of the 13 inch everyone raved about and it certainly had been polished.

Months of reading through older posts all say "Don't do anything to it". As a "newer" collector myself, my first thoughts are to clean up an older knife, but I've come to learn (read) that's a BIG "no no".

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby douglip » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:31 pm

That's what I thought. It would be nice to see it all shiny and new but the truth is the patina tells a story. I did clean the dust off a bit but that is as far as I am going.

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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby DonC » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:41 pm

For vintage knives like yours don't touch it other than wiping if off and, maybe, a very small amount of oil in the blade pivot. They can be shined up and they look pretty good but you'll destroy the value to a large portion of the community.
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Re: coricama 11 inch kriss blade find

Postby douglip » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:11 pm

Thanks Don. It really is beautiful just the way it is.


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