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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Pamor Luwu 0111.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Pamor Luwu 0111 – Another very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the semi bird form and top sheath are made from finely selected kemuning burl woods or gembol. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover, or pendok perak, having different motifs at the front and back. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings.

Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 9 sublime luks or waves and well executed and deep perabots having a prominent spine.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. The presence of a few very contrasting pamor lines shows well selected sturdy metals that strongly suggest the presence of the highly sought after pamor metal called luwu originating from southern Sulawesi.

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: 13.4".   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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