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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Uler Lulut. 

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Uler Lulut – A good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern  Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger stripe grains. A feligree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy and thick blade with 5 meandering luks or waves has typical Bugis features with a hexagonal cross section.
Pamor patterns are very condensed and are arranged in the mlumah technique.

At the base, a peak like formation is seen an is called ujung gunung, and above it are circular formations called pamor uler lulut, or snake skin pamor.

Condition: V
ery good condition.
Aside from patches at the sheath’s bottom tip, rest is all in 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.4".   Overall length: 16.3".

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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