MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Bali Luk 9 Ulu Dewa Tandok Rusa 0218.

Keris Bali Luk 9 Ulu Dewa Tandok Rusa 0218 - A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali with the handle in the form of a Hindu deity, made of white deer horn. Top sheath or wrangka, in the gayaman Bali form, is made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. A silver ferrule or mendak studded with semi precious stones completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has well executed base features or  perabots that is deep and typical of the Balinese styles. The lime stone polished, smooth surface finish is also another typical Balinese characteristics.

 Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangka or melon's skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 thelate 19th century.

Length of blade: 15.75".   Overall length: 23.25".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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