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

Keris Melayu Carita Luk 9. 

Keris Melayu Carita Luk 9 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle in the kerdas form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and the top sheath in the tebeng form is made from ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tigerís stripe grains. A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, has 9 meandering luks, and overall shape or dapor is called Carita in Malay. The dapor Carita are more commonly straight blades, but there are rare exceptions like in this example.

It is the norm of the region, preferring to use stronger iron or steel rather contrasting nickel pamor metals, but in the middle of this blade, and arranged in the mlumah technique, there are contrasting pamor lines that has good contrast which shows good selection of metals. The blade is also very well tempered as seen from the darker shade on the top three quarters of the blade.

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 middle to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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