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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Mati Kanan.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Mati Kanan – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical human relief form and the top sheath, are made from kemuning woods with flashing grains with and angsena bottom stem. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Sturdy and rather short blade, with 9 waves or luks has the last luk unusually facing the right, and is called mati kanan.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos
utah or scattered rice variations, and is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside form hairline 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 11".   Overall length: 16.7".

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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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