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

Keris Melayu Tok Chu Ukiran 410.

Keris Melayu Tok Chu Ukiran 410 Very rare example of a large keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from hard kemuning woods and is finely carved with floral and geometrical motifs that need added mentioning. Wide and broad top sheath in the form associated to a chieftain or Datok, is made from very well selected kemuning woods, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods, with a kemuning wooden bottom tip. A pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very rare blade is long and broad, having rather plain base features or perabots, and shallow fullers flanking a rather sharp spine. The overall shape or dapor is called tok chu in Malay, or betok in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, and from the forging lines, the arrangements are in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variation.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
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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 blade with 20th century.

Length of blade: 14.7".   Overall length: 20".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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