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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Pendok Perak.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Pendok Perak – Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical bird like form is actually depicting a figurine with fangs and hairs. Top sheath in the typical boat like form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed silver with floral and geometrical motifs. A well repoussed silver ferrule completes fittings.

Rather long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks has very well executed and rather complete base features or perabots.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon skin variations. The pamor kulit semangka is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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

Length of blade: 13.7".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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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