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Badek Sumatra Ulu Kakatua 1021.

Badek Sumatra Ulu Kakatua 1021  Another very good example of a side weapon or badek from the central region of Sumatra. Finely carved handle in the cockatoo bird or kakaktua form and the deeply carved top heath are made from buffalo horn, with the black ebony wooden bottom stem having a bone bottom tip in the form of the patat lipas or roaches back.

Rather slim blade, has unusual double sharp edges, pointy tip and the surface slightly concaved at the middle.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is common in the region not to use contrasting nickel metals, but seen from this example are pamor arranged in the mlumah technique with small circles concentrated at the middle called pamor uler lulut, or snakeskin pamor.

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 18th century.

Length of blade: 10".   Overall length: 14".

Price:- US$290 excluding shipping.

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