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Pedang Kalasan Batak Karo 1022.

Pedang Kalasan Batak Karo 1022 – A very good example of a sword form the central Sumatran region of Batak Karo. Handle in the typical kalasan form, is made from buffalo horn having a plain silver base with fine twisted silver wire edges. Hard black woods are used for the sheath having plain silver bands and similar twisted silver wire edges.

Thick and very sturdy and still sharp blade has the typical Batak sword features with a single sharp edge, and a mid belly, and also the base tang exposed with chiselled incisions 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 21".   Overall length: 26.5".

Price:- US$500 excluding shipping.





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