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Keris Bugis Sualwesi Sepokal Panjang.

Keris Bugis Sualwesi Sepokal Panjang Another very good and long example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. The well carved handle in the kerdas form, and the top sheath, are made from kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a kemuning bottom tip. A plain brass ferrule or pendoko complete fittings.

 Long and very sturdy blade with an angular profile and rather plain base features has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Its length needs added mentioning, at more than 18 inches, is exceptionally long for its form.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner in from natural disasters.

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: 18.2".   Overall length: 22".

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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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