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

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Miang Mas 0312

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Miang Mas 0312 � A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan or Terengganu. The hilt in the pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath in the square tebeng form, are made from very well selected  ketengga woods, with the bottom stem of angsana woods with tiger's stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings.

Sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves with very well executed base features or perabots, having the a silver encased elephant trunk or akut perak in Malay.

Pamor patterns are well arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangka or melon skin pamor. At certain places, there are layers of homogenous or 'crystalline' looking metals call miang emas in Malay.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from worn out fretworks or grenengs, rest 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 15".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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