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

Sewah Aceh Perak 0717.

Sewah Aceh Perak 0717 - Another rare example of a side weapon called the sewah from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. Typical handle and sheath forms, are made from hard well selected kemuning woods, having finely repoussed silver ferrule and outer stem cover or pendok.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a slender arcing profile and single sharp edge, it also has the base metok or ferrule made one with the blade. Together with a single sogokan or base fuller, the shape of the blade well represents the characteristics of the sewah.

Pamor patterns are non contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use contrasting nickle metals. Pattern welded in the mlumah technique, but without any contrasting patterns it is called kelingan in Javanese.

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 19th century blade with mid 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 9".   Overall length: 13.5".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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