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Keris Palembang Luk 5 Megantara 0822.

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Megantara 0822 - Very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical human relief form and top sheath in the Palembang boat forms, are made from well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem made from angsana woods having a well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves, and well executed base features or perabots, having the wavy base cross piece called ganjar wilut, and an overall shape or dapor called megantara in Javanese.

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

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor cracks at the hilt, but still intact, rest is 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: 13".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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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