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

Piso Pedang Batak  0419.

Piso Pedang Batak  0419 - A rare example of a curved dagger from central Sumatra region of Batak, called the piso pedang. Handle made of hard woods is well carved having a circular pommel at the top and a cross guard at the base, with wooden sheath having finely woven rattan bands.

Very sturdy blade with an arcing or saber profile, has a single sharp edge with a pointy tip, having the blunt side chiseled with few small stepped incisions.

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 wos utah or scattered rice variations.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 22.5".   Overall length: 30".

Price:- US$360 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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