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

Keris Bugis Luk 5 Malela Tulang Bulat 0720.

Keris Bugis Luk 5 Malela Tulang Bulat 0720 - A good and rare example of a rather recently made keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Fittings in the typical Bugis forms with the square top sheath and the pistol grip like hilt made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods, having a thick silver ferrule or pendoko completing the fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks, and a prominent circular spine or tulang bulat, having typical Bugis styled base features or perabots, that includes the kembang kacang, picetan, jenggot and grenengs.

Pamor patterns are arranged using only iron and steel, without the contrasting nickel, and this is called malela in Malay.

Condition: 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 20th century.

Length of blade: 15.25".   Overall length: 19.25".

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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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