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

Keris Malela Luk 3.

Keris Malela Luk 3 - A rare and very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular region of Terrengganu or Kelantan. Handle in the Jawa demam form, is made of kemunning woods and finely carved with floral motifs of the langka suka styles. Top sheath made of well selected kemunning woods with flashing grains, and bottom stem of angsena woods with a thick repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule to completes fittings.

Thick, broad and very sturdy blade with 3 luks, has complete and very well executed perabots, and having deep double fullers or januran till the tip. The overall dapor is called Malela in Malay, and usually made of this type of grayish metals.

The blade is pattern welded in the mlumah technique, and uses less or no pamor nickel at all and hence less contrasting. But because of the stronger metals used, the blade is very well tempered. The tip and edges can lift a coin up with just a light tap.

Very good condition
. Aside from restored tip of sheath (see pics), rest is all in 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 21".   Overall length: 15".

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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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