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Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 3 0415.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 3 0415 - A very good example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular regions of Selangor or Johore. With strong Bugis influences, the hilt in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath in the square tebeng forms are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and angled edge called gusen, with well executed perabots or base feature, having an overall shape or dapor called jangkung in Javanese.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice, with the base having an unplanned peak like pattern called pamor ujung gunung.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the pamor ujung gunung is for stature.

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: 13".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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.

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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