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

Badek Gecong Bugis Sulawesi 0717.

Badek Gecong Bugis Sulawesi 0717 - 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 ferrule base or mendak. Top sheath in the makara styled form has the bottom stem having plain silver bands.

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.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 10.5".   Overall length: 14.25".

Price:- US$230 excluding shipping.

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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.

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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