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Keris Malela Luk 5 Ulu Ayam Teleng.

Keris Malela Luk 5 Ulu Ayam Teleng – A fine and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Terrenganu or Kelantan. Handle in the anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick form is finely carved of ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains. Top sheath is made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing as well as contrasting grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and a thick white brass or tembaga putih, ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. 

 Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks, a prominent spine and deep double fullers, has the base features or perabots very well executed with the typical malela features. 

 Blade is pattern welded but using higher carbon metals without contrasting nickel pamor lines. The stress on practicality from region is shown from the temper mark, or nyepuhan, which is seen from the darker shades at the edges that extend till the base of the blade.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the hilt, 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16.3".

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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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