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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Sampir Lebar.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Sampir Lebar – Another good example, of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. A filigree brass ferrule or pendoko complete fittings. 

 Very sturdy blade with a prominent arcing profile has the overall shape or dapor called sepokal, and having angled edges that has a hexagonal cross sectioned blade. 

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, with the base having a semi circular formation called batu lapak or saddle stone, and the top are of the wos utah or scattered rice variation.
All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and a person with good knowledge of pamor patterns can find some unplanned pamor tiban that has mystical references.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks and patchings at the sheath’s neck joints, 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16".

 

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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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