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Pedang Batak Ulu Figurine Brass 1022.
Pedang Batak Ulu Figurine Brass 1022 – Very rare example
of a sword form the central Sumatran region of Batak. Fittings are made of thick
brass having a human figurine hilt form with sheath having thick and finely
chiselled brass top and bottom tip with geometrical motifs typical of the
region's style, having brass chain attachments.
Thick and very sturdy and still sharp blade has the typical Batak sword features with base tang exposed and the minute protrusions at the base of the blade.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting as is the norm of the region preferring not to use nickel, but more of iron and steel metals. Arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.
Condition: Very good condition.
Age: Krises 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 20th century.
Length of blade: 15". Overall length: 22".
Price:- US$480 excluding shipping.
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$75.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$44.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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