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Keris Melayu Bugis Lurus Batu Lapak. 

Keris Melayu Bugis Lurus Batu Lapak - A good example of a keris from the southhern Malaysian peninsular regions that has strong Bugis roots. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath in the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tigerís stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with typical Bugis hexagonal cross section and arcing profile has an overall shape or dapor called Sepokal in Malay.

Blade is pattern welded with the base having a semi circular formation arranged in the miring technique called pamor batu lapak, or saddle stone pamor. Above it and arranged in the other mlumah technique, are contouring pamor lines of the wos
utah or scattered rice variations.

Condition: Very g
ood 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 18th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 19.7".

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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