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Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 9 Ujung Gunung 810.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 9 Ujung Gunung 810 – Another very good example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Johore or Selangor. Handle in the typical Malay kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsana wood with a kemuning bottom tip. A thick well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, has a flat surface with angled edge, making the cross section hexagonal;- strong Bugis influences in the region.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base a peak like formation of unplanned pamor tiban is seen and is called ujung gunung.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while unplanned pamor tiban are of the protective nature.

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 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.2".   Overall length: 16.5".

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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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