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Keris Palembang Luk 7 Nguku Bima.

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Nguku Bima – Another good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang’s human relief form, and the top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule to complete the fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks which is using the kembang kacang nguku bima, or Bima’s claw, rather than the usual elephant like feature.

Pamor patterns are showing few shades of white and black metals, with an overall pamor pattern of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. All patterns are unplanned and at the base is an unplanned pamor tiban showing a peak like formation called the pamor nunggak semi.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor crack at the hilt, 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 17.5".

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