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Keris Palembang Luk 13 Pudak Setegal 909.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Pudak Setegal 909 – A very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human relief figurine form, as well as the top sheath in the rare sabit bulan or crescent moon form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with flashing grains. A well repoussed brass ferrule or selut completes fittings.

Long, very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and 13 meandering waves or luks, with very well executed perabots or base features, using the kembang kacanbg nguku bima or bima’s claw, and another rare feature of two protrusion above the base called pudak setegal; referring to the thorns of a type of plant or flower.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are 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 the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.8".   Overall length: 19.8".

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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