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

Golok Sunda Jawa Barat Tandok 0414.

Golok Sunda Jawa Barat Tandok 0414 - Very good example of a short sword or golok from the eastern Javanese region of Sunda. Typical hilt form and sheath are all made from buffalo horn with bottom stem having well repoussed silver alloy panels with an open panel at the middle exposing the horn sheath material.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge a broadening top feels heavy upon handling.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit seamangko or melon's skin pamor having an unplanned pamor tiban at the base called batu lapak or saddle stone pamor.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity while the unplanned pamor tiban is of the protective nature.

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: 9".   Overall length: 14.6".

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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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