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

Sewah Aceh Patrem 0820.

Sewah Aceh Patrem 0820 - Another very good and rare example of a small knife called the sewah of Aceh, northern Sumatra in origin. Handle is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grain, having the top sheath made from buffalo horn, with the bottom stem made of angsana woods having tiger's stripe grains.

Short and sturdy blade, made for feminine use or patrem, with a single sharp edge and an inward or concave curved profile, having the base ferrule made one with the blade;- features typical of the sewah.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting which is the norm of the region, and is very well nyepuhan or tempered, as seen from the darker shades at the top three quarters of the blade.

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 the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 5.5".   Overall length: 8.5".

Price:- US$170 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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