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Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 7 Meteor Gembol .

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 7 Meteor Gembol - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and sheaths are made from very well selected burl woods or gembol. A repoussed and pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and a hexagonal cross section that shows its strong Bugis influences. Base features or perabots are also very well executed.

Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations with the circumference pamor wengkon showing a lot of homogeneity and thus suggesting the presence of meteoric metals.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor wengkon is said to be for general protection of the owner and people around him.

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 blade with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.3".

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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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