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Beladau Melayu Riau Ulu Tandok 0122.

Beladau Melayu Riau Ulu Tandok 0122  Very good and rare example of a small side weapon called the beladau, from the southern  Sumatran Malay region of Riau Lingga. Very interesting handle made of buffalo horn, and in a phallus form depicting the Hindu deity Shiva's phallus. Wooden sheath with plain silver bands and a horn bottom tip.

Very sturdy blade with double sharp edges, and an arcing profile that tapers to a pointy tip,  having a prominent spine along the middle.


Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 7.5".   Overall length: 11".

Price:- US$290 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.

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