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Keris Minang Kabau Luk 5 Kebotedan Ulu Tandok 0116.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 5 Kebotedan Ulu Tandok 0116 - A very rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Jawa demam form is made from buffalo horn. The top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana wood and has newly added well repoussed silver panels and ring bands.

The very rare blade with 5(?) waves or luks, having  the 5th luk very sublimely present. Base of the blade has a very rare characteristics at the gandik where there is a "C" like incision into the blade, and with the prominent spine and the 5 waves, the overall shape or dapor is called Kebotedan in Javanese references.  The base cross piece or ganjar is also wavy and is called ganjar wilut in Javanese, or aring kedut in Malay.

 Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangka or melon's skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 to mid 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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.

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