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Keris Patani Lurus Ulu Pekaka.

Keris Patani Lurus Ulu Pekaka – A good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle, in the region's variant of the widely used jawa demam form called the pekaka is made of dark ebany woods, or kenaung, and the top sheath in the typical square form called the tebeng, made form well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A plain brass neck joint encasement and a thick silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

 Very sturdy blade with thick prominent triangular spine and has and overall shape or dapor called Pandai Saras in Malay.

 Pattern welded blade is not using contrasting nickel pamor metals, which is the norm of the region, preferring stronger iron or steel.

 Pamor arrangements are in the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations. The blade is also very well tempered as seen from the darker shade on the top three quarters of the blade.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor nicks at places and old restorations at the mouth and tips of hilt, rest is all 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: 13.1".   Overall length: 18.4".

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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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