MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Klewang Sumatra Ulu Tandok Perak.
Ulu Tandok Perak – Very good
example of a long sword or klewang from Sumatra. Handle made of buffalo horn
finely carved with pierced through works in the form of the relief makara,
with base encased with plain silver. Wooden sheath has a horn top and
fully encased with lain silver and bands.
Long, very sturdy and still sharp blade with an arcing profile and a deep fuller running along the blunt edge, making the cross section a "T" shaped. The tip of the blade ends with a sharp point, similar to the Japanese katana.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.
Condition: Very good condition.
Age: Krises and other edge weapons 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: 22". Overall length: 28.5".
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