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Keris Minang Kabau Luk 3 Seiras 510.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 3 Seiras 510 Another rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas form is made from dark woods (ebony?) and top sheath made from kemuning woods with naturally occurring flashing and contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of wood having a plain silver band. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Rather short and sturdy blade with 3 prominent waves or luks has well executed perabots as well as the rare ganjar seiras i.e. base cross piece made one with the blade.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations, which is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.
The short nature of the keris strongly suggest feminine use, and coming from the region Minang Kabau that practices matriarchy system.

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 early to middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 11".   Overall length: 14".

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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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