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Keris Patani Carita Tulang Bulat 1109.

Keris Patani Carita Tulang Bulat 1109 – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan or southern Thailand regions of Patani. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form is made from well selected ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains. Top sheath in the tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woos with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grain, with a gold alloy or suassa pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings.

Very long and sturdy straight blade with a thick prominent semi circular central spine with deep fullers flanking, has well executed perabots including the kembang kacang bungkem. The overall shape or dapor is called carita in Malay.
The blade is also well tempered as seen from the darker shades at the top three quarters of the blade. It is very well tempered that it can lift a coin with a slight tap at the edges.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from missing bottom tip, 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 15.5".   Overall length: 20".

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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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