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Keris Anak Alang Terengganu 0220.

Keris Anak Alang Terengganu 0220 - Another good and rare example of a slim keris form the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Very well carved handle is made from black hard woods called kenaung, and in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form, with a less commonly seen 8 planner sides having sublime splays. The top sheath in the usual sabit bulan or crescent moon form is made from well selected ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods, with a horn bottom tip in the patat lipas roaches back form. A finely made ferrule or pendoko made from tembaga putih or white brass, completes the fittings.

Long, slim and sturdy blade with slightly swollen mid rib, and well executed base features or perabots typical of the keris anak alang forms. It shares strong similarities with its longer cousin the executioner's keris panjang, and the smaller keris bahari.

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. Aside from minor chips at the tips of the sheath, and minor hairline crack at the hilt, rest is all in 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 18th century.

Length of blade: 18".   Overall length: 21.5".

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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.

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