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

Keris Minang Kabau Sepokal Sabit Bulan.

Keris Minang Kabau Sepokal Sabit Bulan - A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of wood with a repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath in the form of the sabit bulan or crescent moon, is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem of angsena woods.

Very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and an arcing profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. Although not contrasting, the metals used for the blade are also very well selected in using more stronger iron and steel rather than nickel.

Pattern welded blade with very tight pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, and of the kulit semangko or melon skin variations. The blade is also very well tempered or nyepuh, and can lift a coin with a slight tap of the edges.

Condition: Very good condition
. Aside from slight patching at the bottom stem, rest is all in 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.4".

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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MALAY ART GALLERY

No. 31, Bussorah Street, Singapore 199449.
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