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

Golok Batak Sumatra 0115.

Golok Batak Sumatra 0115 - A good and rare example of a short sword or golok from the central region of Sumatra. Handle is made of hard wood and having a faced caved at the back top, usually associated with the Batak styles. Wooden sheath having the top carved with swirly motifs and jute string bands.

Thick and very sturdy blade with single sharp edge and is typical of the region's styles.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is common to use stronger iron and steel as appose to nickel. Arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 10.5".   Overall length: 19".

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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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