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Keris Minang Kabau Melayu Luk 3.

Keris Minang Kabau Melayu Luk 3 Another good and rare example of a short keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Negri Sembilan which has strong Minang Kabau influences. Handle in the jawa demam Minang styles like and the top sheath in the tebeng, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made from angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains. An ebony wooden bottom tip and a well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

 Rather short blade, but very sturdy with 3 waves or luks, and very well executed base features or perabots. The short nature of the blade strongly suggest feminine use which is commonly seen from a the Minang Kabau culture that practices the matriarchy system.

Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps or from wild animals.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 8.5".   Overall length: 13".

Price:- US$245 excluding shipping.

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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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