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Keris Melayu Terengganu Luk 9 Bungkem 810.

Keris Melayu Terengganu Luk 9 Bungkem 810 – Very good and rare example of am keris from the northern Malaysian region of Terengganu. Very well carved handle in the jawa demam anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick form, as well as the square top sheath tebeng form, are made from very well selected ketengga woods with contrasting as well as flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko.

Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 9 very sublime luks or waves called petola in Malay, and has the base features or perabots using the rare kembang kacang bungkem; where the elephant trunk like features is touching the blade.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base, a peak like formation of pamor tiban is seen, and is called nunggak semi.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status.

Condition: Very g
ood 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: 13.5".   Overall length: 16.5".

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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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