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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Ulu Garham 0522.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Ulu Garham 0522 - A good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Fittings has the kerdas or pistol grip form handle are made from very rare fossilized mammoth molar or garham gajah. Top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form is made from kemuning woods, with a thick brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks with prominent spine and deep fullers flanking, having rare base features or perabots, using two kembang kacang or elephant's trunk.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of unthuk banyu or water bubbles variations which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

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 18th century.

Length of blade: 14.5.   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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