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Keris Melayu Anak Alang “Bunting” 1109.

Keris Melayu Anak Alang “Bunting” 1109 – A rare example of a slim and long keris called the keris anak alang from the northern Malaysian regions. Handle is made from kemuning woods depicting a rare form of the tapak kuda or horse’s hoof form. Top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form is made from well selected kemuning woods with very crisp carvings. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and a kemuning bottom tip. A finely repoussed pierced through ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long, thick and very sturdy straight blade is slim and has very well executed base features or perabots with the mid section of the bulging out and is seen and referred to as bunting in Malay; meaning pregnant. The overall shape or dapor is called anak alang, and it has strong similarities with its longer “cousin’ the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The blade is also well tempered or nyepuh as seen from the darker shades on the top quarter of the blade.
More commonly seen without contrasting pamors patterns, with preference on stronger iron or steel instead of high contrasting nickel.

Forging lines shows arrangements in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

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 blade, with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 16".   Overall length: 21.5".

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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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