MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Melayu Anak Alang Sampir Debek.
Keris Melayu Anak Alang Sampir Debek – A good
example of a rather slim keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in
the semi horse hood or tapak kuda form is made of buffalo horn. Top
sheath is made of ketengga woods with the bottom stem of angsena
woods, and has the joints at the middle instead of at the sides. A horn bottom
tip in the form of the cockroaches back and a repoussed silver ferrule or
pendoko completes fittings.
Very sturdy blade is slim and its overall shape or dapor is called anak alang. It is one of the 3 rather similar types of slim and long keris, the other being the executioner’s keris panjang and the shortest called keris bahari.
Blade is pattern welded, but not using contrasting pamor metals. Patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the hilt, rest is all in very good condition
Age: Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to middle 19th century.
Length of blade: 17". Overall length: 22.2".
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$33.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.
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