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Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ujung Gunung 1011.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ujung Gunung 1011 A very good example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Finely carved handle in the Jawa demam form is made of hard teak woods with a filigree white metals pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of setar woods with the bottom having an ivory bottom tip in the form of the patat ipas or roaches back.

Long and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and a thick spine, has well executed base features or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called carita(?) in Javanese.

Pattern welded blade with an overall pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The base of the blade has a peak like formation arranged in the mother miring technique called ujung gunung. The blade is also well tempered and shown from the darker shade at the top half 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 early 19th century blade with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 14.7".   Overall length: 20".

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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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