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Badek Kelantan Kulit Semangko Ebony 0911.

Badek Kelantan Kulit Semangko Ebony 0911 – Good example of a small side weapon called badek from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. Typical form of short handle and matching top sheath are made from ebony wood, with the bottom stem made of dark grained ketengga woods.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip, has the base ferrule made one with the blade;- characteristics of the region’s style.

 Pamor patterns are condense with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon skin pamor, having all patterns unplanned or pamor tiban. Along the middle are few unplanned pamor tibans with interesting oval formations.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the unplanned pamor tiban can suggest enhancing the owner’s status.

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: 6.3".   Overall length: 9".

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