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Keris Melayu Anak Alang.

Keris Melayu Anak Alang – A good and rather rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the form of the jawa demam, is made of very well selected ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains, with the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and a bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches back form.

 Straight blade is rather slim, and has the base features, or perabots, similar to its bigger “cousins”; the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The overall form is called the keris anak alang, and like its cousin, is meant for status wear.

   Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The blade is also well tempered, from the darker shades on the top half of the blade.

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 middle to late19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18".

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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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