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Keris Minang Lurus Bahari Sepokal.

Keris Minang Lurus Bahari Sepokal  A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of hard ebony wood with a plain silver pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of kemuning woods with the bottom stem  fully encased with finely repoussed silver.

Very sturdy blade with prominent spine is rather short. It is a straight blade or lurus, but having an arcing profile that has a combination of two types of dapor. The arcing profile is called dapor sepokal in Malay, and the base features or perabots are very similar to the features find in a  short keris called the keris bahari.

Pattern welded blade is using rather interesting metal combinations that may include some meteoric content from the few places that shows a "crystallize" effect. With pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, and of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, it is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Very good condition
. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the handle, 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 16".

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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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