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Keris Melayu Bugis Lurus Qul Buntet 0611.

Keris Melayu Bugis Lurus Qul Buntet 0611 – Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Selangor or Johore. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and the top sheath in the square tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods having tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy straight blade with thick prominent spine and rather plain base features has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih (Javanese).

Pamor patterns are rare and show the overall background pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor. At the base a swirl like pattern arranged in the miring technique is seen, and is called pamor qul buntet. The pamor kulit smemangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor qul buntet is said to protect the owner in times of chaos.

Condition: Aside from minor patching at the sheath's neck joint (back), rest is all in 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 17.4".

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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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