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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Chieftain 1211a.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Chieftain 1211a – A rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form is made from hard kemuning woods having a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko. Broad top sheath associated to status or chieftain’s wear, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing as well as contrasting grains. Bottom stem is also broader than usual, and is made from angsana woods.

Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks having well executed base features or perabots with a hexagonal cross sectioned blade showing its strong Bugis influences.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing an overall pamor wos utah or scattered rice and a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung.

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 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 16.7".

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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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