MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Melayu Luk 9 Miang Mas 0312
Keris Melayu Luk 9 Miang Mas 0312 � A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan or Terengganu. The hilt in the pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath in the square tebeng form, are made from very well selected ketengga woods, with the bottom stem of angsana woods with tiger's stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings.
Sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves with very well executed base features or perabots, having the a silver encased elephant trunk or akut perak in Malay.
Pamor patterns are well arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit
semangka or melon skin pamor. At certain places, there are layers of
homogenous or 'crystalline' looking metals call miang emas in
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from worn out fretworks or grenengs, rest in 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: 12". Overall length: 15".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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