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Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 5 Adeg Koftgari.

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 5 Adeg Koftgari – A very good example of a long keris called the keris sundang. From the southern Philippine regions of Mindanao, the hilt is in the typical cockatoo form, and made of very well selected kemuning woods with restored jute string bindings.. Wooden sheath is made of hardwoods with a thick plain brass panel at the neck joint.

Very long and broad with five waves or luks, is very sturdy and still sharp. Having very well executed base features or perabots typical of the region’s styles. The top quarter has a single fuller running along the middle and also silver koftgari works of circular motifs at the base.

The blade is also well tempered as evident from the darker shades on the top quarter where the red hot blade was submerged into solutions, durin the tempering process.

Pattern welded blade with pamor arranged in them miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner in times of chaos.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
. Aside from minor hairline cracks and chips at the handle, 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 middle 19th century, with restored jute string bindings.

Length of blade: 21".   Overall length: 27".

Our terms:

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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