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Keris Melayu Riau Luk 11 Combong 0515.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 11 Combong 0515 - A good annd rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga, with the handle in the less common upright kerdas or pistol grip form, and made from hard black ebony wood. Top sheath is made from kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of angsana wood, having a restored bottom tip. A silver plated brass alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very long and sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks and spine or ada-ada, having well executed base features or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called carita in Javanese.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, and it is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

At the base or sogokan, the fullers has eroded through the blade, and this "unexpected" condition is called combong in Malay, and is highly sought after for its mystical purposes.

Condition: Very good condition. Very good condition with restored bottom tip sheath and ganjar.

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 17th century.

Length of blade: 16".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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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