MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Kelantan Luk 7 Pandai Saras Dwi Warna.

Keris Kelantan Luk 7 Pandai Saras Dwi Warna – A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. The hilt in the jawa demam form and the top sheath are made from kemuning woods with natural flashing grains with the tips of the sheath made of a different wood. The bottom stem or batang in Malay is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed gold plated brass pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves and a prominent triangular spine or "tulang" in Malay has an overall shape or dapor called pandai saras in Malay. The blade is also well tempered as seen from the darker shades at the top three quarters of the blade.

Pamor pattern shows two different pamor arrangements on each side of the blade. One side has the pamor kulit semangko or melon skin while the other has the pamor adeg or standing pamor.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor adeg is of the protective nature.

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 middle 19th century blade with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 13.9".   Overall length: 18".

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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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