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Keris Sundang Sulu Akep Siar 0122.

Keris Sundang Sulu Akep Siar 0122 - A very rare example of a slashing keris or keris sundang, from the northern Borneo regions of Sulu. Typical handle form with the pommel in the form of the cockatoo bord and made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar. The top sheath in the square kusiwo form is made from very well selected kemunings woods. Bottom wooden stem has twisted copper encasements with a horn bottom tip.

Very long blade is straight or lurus with very well executed base features or perabots, having the brass base attachments to the hilt called the baca-baca.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing the base with
a peak like formation  called akep siar in Malay, referring to the contraption of the base and the tang with a different metal combination above it.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor edge and surface wear, 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 18th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 20.5".   Overall length: 27".

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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.

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