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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Ulu Tandok 0517.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Ulu Tandok 0517 - Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, is made from buffalo horn, and is very well and deeply carved with floral motifs. Top sheath or sampir is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem or gandar is made from angsena woods having a white metal bottom tip, with a silver alloy ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, and well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called sempena.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique having a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung or mountain peak. The pamor is said to enhance the owner's status.

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 early 19th century with mid 20th century handle.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 20".

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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.

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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