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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Tikel Alis.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Tikel Alis - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region 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 woods with tight tiger’s stripe grains, a well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade is straight but having an angular profile called dapor sepokal in Malay, and with a prominent deep fuller at the base called tikel alis.

Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah, or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned, or pamor tiban, and at certain places, the pamor lines are brighter than others, and this is due to the perfect “atmosphere” when the metals are forged together. There is a Javanese reference to this kind of pamor lines called pamor akhodiat. The pamor is sought after by many, as it is said to fulfill the owner true intentions.

Condition: Very g
ood 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 11.8".   Overall length: 16.7".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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