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Keris Sundang Melayu Riau Luk 7 Kapit 1112.

Keris Sundang Melayu Riau Luk 7 Kapit 1112 – A fine and very rare example of a long keris called the keris sundang. More common in the southern Philippine, there are rare examples like this one from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. With strong Malay influences, the typical handle with the cockatoo pommel is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. The top sheath is made from two pieces of  hard woods with traces of bands at the bottom stem.

Very long and sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, has a deep fuller along the mid section with the base features or perabots very well executed.

The forging of the blade is also interesting, having the base forged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin variations, and is fused with the top using a “clamp” like technique called kapit.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the entire features of this keris strongly suggest status wear.

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 middle to early 19th century.

Length of blade: 20".   Overall length: 26.5".

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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