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Keris Melayu Malela Luk 5 Pudak Setegal Kusiwo 1209.

Keris Melayu Malela Luk 5 Pudak Setegal Kusiwo 1209 – A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made from very well selected kemuning woods, with the top sheath or sampir made in the less common form called the kusiwo. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods having a kemuning bottom tip, and a thick finely done brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Rare blade, with thick prominent spine and 5 waves or luks, with deep fullers flanking, has very well executed base features or perabots and an extended “splay” at the base called Pudak Setegal.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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 early to mid 20th century.

Length of blade: 14.3".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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.

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