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Keris Melayu Luk 9 Nguku Bima.

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Nguku Bima – A very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and well carved in the form called the anak ayam teleng, or cuddling chick. The top sheath or sampir in Malay is made from well selected ketengga woods with natural contrasting and flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and an ivory bottom tip. A well repuossed and pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has the base feature or perabots using the rare nguku bima or bima’s claw rather than the usual kembang kacang.

Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique or the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 19th century with new wooden hilt.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 15.6".

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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.

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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