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Keris Kelantan Patani Sepokal Pandai Saras.

Keris Kelantan Patani Sepokal Pandai Saras – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. The hilt in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made from very well selected kettengga woods with natural contrasting grain. The bottom stem or batang in Malay is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed pierced through silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine or "tulang" in Malay has an arcing profile called sepokal in Malay, with the rest of the features having 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 are arranged in the miring technique, and are of the pamor adeg or standing variations, which is said to be 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 late 19th century blade with newly made silver ferrule.

Length of blade: 15.2".   Overall length: 20.5".

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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.

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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