MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Malela Luk 5 Ketengga 0514.

Keris Malela Luk 5 Ketengga 0514 - A fine and very rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terrengganu or Kelantan. Handle in the typical pistol grip form called kerdas in Malay, is made of very hard kemuning woods. The top sheath or sampir is made of the less common ketengga woods having contrasting and flashing grains. Bottom stem is made form angsana woods with fine tiger stripe grains having a deer horn bottom tip.

Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks has the base features or perabots, very well executed. The prominent spine and deep fullers are characteristics of the keri malela.

Made of non contrasting metals, with more and steel without any nickel, the blade is also very well tempered or nyepuh, and this is seen in the barker shade on the top half of the blade where it was submerge during tempering.

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 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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