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Keris Malela Luk 5 Sarang Semut 0422.

Keris Malela Luk 5 Sarang Semut 0422 � Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the Terrenganu form of the jawa demam called the anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick, is made from very well selected ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. The top sheath in the tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with a well chiselled thick brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks, and thick prominent spine with fullers flanking. The base features or perabots are well executed and needs added mentioning. The overall shape or dapor is referred to as malela in Malay.

Pamor patterns are not using contrasting nickel metals, but more of high carbon iron or steel. This is the norm for the keris malela which stresses more on the practical aspects with the fullers and thick spine, and thus not using weaker nickel metals but stronger iron or steel.

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".


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