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Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Gana Meteor 510.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Gana Meteor 510 – Another good and rare example of keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Rare handle in a semi natural form of a relief human figurine, made of hard and dark ebony woods. Top sheath in the typical Palembang “boat” style, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods, with a thick plain brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings.

Long and exceptionally sturdy blade, for its rather small size, feels heavy upon handling. The straight or lurus profile with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih (Javanese).
Pamor patterns are very condense, and shows few shades of white and black metals, with some contouring pamor lines appearing “crystal” like, that suggest the presence of meteorites.

Arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variation, it is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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: 15".   Overall length: 19".

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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.

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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