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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sundang 0217.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sundang
0217 - A very rare example of a keris from the
southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or
kerdas form, and top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng forms, are
made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. The
bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a thick brass bottom tip, and a
thick brass pendoko or ferrule to complete.
Very rare blade form, with a straight or lurus profile but having an angular or sepokal form blade. The perabots or base features has very strong sundang influences as well as the chiseled motif above the base.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting but forging lines are seen running vertically along the blade, and is called pamor adeg, or standing pamor. This pamor is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.
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 18th century.
Length of blade: 17.5". Overall length: 21.5".
Price:- US$970 excluding shipping.
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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