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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Tulang Bulat Pulo Tirto.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Tulang Bulat Pulo Tirto - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a buffalo horn bottom tip. A well reposed thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

 Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks, and a prominent semi circular thick spine or tulang bulat, has well executed base features or perabots.

 Pamor patterns are arranged on the mlumah technique with spotted sporadic formations called pamor pulo tirto, or thousand islands.
The pamor pulo tirto is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 middle to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16.9".

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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