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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Nunggak Semi 709.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Nunggak Semi 709 – Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood, with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Rather longer than usual, and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and typical Bugis perabots or base features.

Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base a peak like formation is seen and is called pamor
nunggak semi.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor nicks at the edges, 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 18.8".

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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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