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Keris Patani Luk 5 Pandai Saras Pamor Gigi Yu 0412.

Keris Patani Luk 5 Pandai Saras Pamor Gigi Yu 0412 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan and Patani, southern Thailand. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods, with contrasting grains. Top sheath or sampir is made from the same kemuning woods with flashing grains. The bottom stem or batang is made from angsana woods with a thick and fine brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings.

Very long and sturdy straight blade with prominent triangular spine typical of the regions styles, has very well executed base features or perabots with and overall shape or dapor called pandai saras.

The overall pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with the edges showing zigzag patterns hugging the edges called gigi yu or shark’s tooth in Malay (grasshopper’s tooth or unthuk walang in Javanese)
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being while the pamor gigi yu is sought after for its strong protective properties.

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 mid 19th century blade, ferrule and hilt; with newly made sheath.

Length of blade: 15.5".   Overall length: 19".

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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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