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

Klewang Sumatra Perak 0421.

Klewang Sumatra Perak 0421 A rare example of a broad sword, or parang/klewang of Sumatra in origin (Zonenveld pg. 70), with wooden handle fully encased with finely repoussed silver. The klewang sumatra usually does not come with sheath, but this one has a wooden sheath with silver lining reinforcements.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a broad top half and a flat tip. The base of the blade is encased with silver and has silver embedment on the blunt side.

Pamor arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg, or standing variations, which is said to protect the owner.

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: 13".   Overall length: 18.75".

Price:- US$550 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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