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

Parang Nabur Sumatra  0419.

Parang Nabur Sumatra  0419 - Very good and rare example of a long and broad saber called the parang Nabur, with typical characteristics that has strong middle eastern or Indian sabre influences. Typical handle form usually made of horn with thick brass guard that can act as a knuckle duster and also a sword breaker. Wooden sheath has minor protrusion at the front to assist in usage.

Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge, and an arcing profile that broadens at the top,  having a single fuller 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 early 20th century.

Length of blade: 21".   Overall length: 26".

Price:- US$670 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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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