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Keris Kelantan Carita Lurus Kusiwo 0313.

Keris Kelantan Carita Lurus Kusiwo 0313 – A very good and rare example of a keris from northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan or Terengganu. Handle in the jawa demam form, and the top sheath in the kusiwo form, are made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. The bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a pierced through silver ferrule or pendongko to complete the fittings.

  Very long and sturdy blade with thick and prominent spine, very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called carita in Malay.

 Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use contrasting meatls. Arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called wos utah, or scattered rice, the blade is also very well tempered or nyepuh, as seen from the darker shade of the blade stretching a long way down the blade.

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 early 19th century blade with early 20th century fittings .

Length of blade: 16.2".   Overall length: 21.5".

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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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