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

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 3 Malela 0821.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 3 Malela 0821 - A good and rare example of a keris from the southern Malay regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form, is made from kemuning woods with a thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete.

Newly made wooden sheath made from well grained dark woods for the top sheath and, with very good tight grains for the bottom stem.

Rather short blade is very sturdy with 3 waves or luks and a prominent spine with fullers flanking. The very well executed base features has an overall shape or dapor called malela in Malay.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is not using any nickle, but stronger iron or steel. Arranged in the mlumah technique.

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 early 19th century blade and hilt, with newly made sheath.

Length of blade: 10".   Overall length: 13.5".

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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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