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Keris Coteng Lurus Topengan.

Keris Coteng Lurus Topengan –A very rare example of a keris called the coteng from the southern Thailand region of Yala, Songkla or Narathiwat. Silver handle is finely repoussed in a bird like form typical of the coteng’s styles, depicting not a bird, but more of a squatting figurine, with long nasal horn, teeth and fangs, with the rather abstract finger postures at the front that has it roots in Buddhism. The sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains having two finely repoussed silver panels having a face or mask motif at the top panel called the topengan.

 Rather short and very sturdy blade with typical triangular spine, has the fretworks or grenengs very well executed. 

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

 The blade is also well tempered as shown from the darker shades on the top quarter of the blade. It is very well tempered that it can lift a coin with just a tap at the edges.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 11".   Overall length: 17.8".

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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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