MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Badek Bugis Gecong 0820.
Badek Bugis Gecong 0820 - Very good example of a side knife called the badek from the Bugis Sulawesi regions. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip form is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, with a thick silver alloy ferrule base or mendak. Top sheath in the makara styled form is made from angsana woods.
Very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a pointy tip, and having a "belly" at the top half, it has an overall shape called badek gecong.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
This bade is very well balance as can be seen from the picture.
Condition: Very good condition.
Age: Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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 late 19th century.
Length of blade: 6". Overall length: 13".
Price:- US$290 excluding shipping.
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