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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Unthuk Banyu 710.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Unthuk Banyu 710 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath in the tebeng or square form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger's stripe grains, and is encased with top and bottom panel of finely repoussed silver. A well filigree silver ferrule or pendoko, and finely weaved silver wires at the base of the hilt completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade is straight, but has an arcing or angled profile. With a plain base or perabots, the overall shape or dapor is called sepokal in Malay.

Pamor patterns are rare, and are arranged in the miring technique of the unthuk banyu or water bubbles formations. Not common to find these types of pamor out of Jawa, and this example has the pattern very well controlled. The pamor is said to enhance the owner’s status as well as popularity.

Condition: 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 the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.7".   Overall length: 17.1".

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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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