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Keris Bali Luk 7 Naga Kikik 0522.

Keris Bali Luk 7 Naga Kikik 0522 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Fittings in the typical Balinese gayaman forms, with the handle finely carved in the form of the elephant deity Ganesha. Top sheath in the gayaman form is made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains, that occur due to fungal attack. A silver ferrule or ewer studded with semi precious stones, competes the fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, with the base having a lion figurine called naga kikik.

Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique showing circular formations along the middle of the blade called pamor bendo sagagdo. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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 the late 19th century with 20th century hilt.

Length of blade: 17.5".   Overall length: 23".

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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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