MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Sundang Luk 7 Moro Philippines 0919.

Keris Sundang Luk 7 Moro Philippines 0919  - A very good example of a long keris from the southern Philippine regions of Mindanao. Handle is made of very hard and well grained kemuning wood, finely carved in the relief cockatoo bird form having a brass inset of a Portuguese soldier's head, and jute string wrapping at the grip with white metal bands.

Wooden sheath in the basic stem form without the top sheath, usually meant for more practical warrior attire,  is made of hard woods having plain white metal and rattan bands.

Very long and sturdy blade with prominent spine and double sharp edges, has the base features or perabots very well executed. The metal attachments to reinforce the hilt with the blade is called the baca-baca.

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 miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations, which is said to protect the owner in times of chaos.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 24".   Overall length: 29".

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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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