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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Batu Lapak Gembol.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Batu Lapak Gembol Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau. The hilt is made of hard kemuning woods with flashing grains, and the sheath is made from very well selected woods with tight natural burl grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots that has strong Bugis influences.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban and each side of the base there is a semi circular formation called pamor batu lapak.

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 middle 19th century with newly made sheath.

Length of blade: 13.8".   Overall length: 17.4".

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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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