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

Keris Melayu Lurus Tok Chu Ulu Perak.

Keris Melayu Lurus Tok Chu Ulu Perak – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Terrenganu or Kelantan. Handle in then kerdas form is made of wood and is fully encased with well repoussed silver. The top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

 Long, thick, broad and very sturdy blade with very well executed base features or perabots and deep fullers, has an overall shape or dapor called Tok Chu in Malay.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 15.5".   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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