MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Melayu Carita Luk 9.
Keris Melayu Carita Luk 9 - A very good and rare
example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and
Patani. The handle in the kerdas form is made from very well selected
kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and the top sheath in the
tebeng form is made from ketengga woods with natural contrasting
grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tigerís stripe grains.
A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, has 9 meandering luks, and overall shape or dapor is called Carita in Malay. The dapor Carita are more commonly straight blades, but there are rare exceptions like in this example.
It is the norm of the region, preferring to use stronger iron or steel rather contrasting nickel pamor metals, but in the middle of this blade, and arranged in the mlumah technique, there are contrasting pamor lines that has good contrast which shows good selection of metals. The blade is also very well tempered as seen from the darker shade on the top three quarters 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 late 19th century.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 19.5".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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