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

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 17 Pamor 810.

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 17 Pamor 810 – A very rare example of a long slashing keris sundang from the northern Borneo region of Sulu. Handle in the typical cockatoo bird form is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, having a rattan weaved base ferrule. The rather rare form of sheath is made from well grained and contrasting hardwoods, probably sono keling in Javanese, with well carved top sheath and a flaring, paddle like bottom stem.

Long and very sturdy blade with rare 17 waves or luks (usually 3 to 13 luks) and prominent spine, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the region’s style.

Pamor pattern shows a very condense central core formation, forged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The blade is also very well tempered as seen from the darker edges that extend till near the base.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the wooden fittings, 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 mid to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 22.5".   Overall length: 28.1".

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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