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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Sumson Buron.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Sumson Buron – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains, and a thick kemuning wooden bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features with an overall shape or dapor called carita (Javanese).

Pamor patterns are rare, and shows both the forging techniques, with the background patterns arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, and blotches of horizontal lines arranged ion the miring technique called sumson buron, or bone marrow.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the pamor sumson buron is said to be of the protective nature.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chip and hairline cracks at the sheaths neck joints, 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 16".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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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