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Keris Palembang Sepokal Tikel Alis 610

Keris Palembang Sepokal Tikel Alis 610 – Another good and rare example of keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in a semi human relief form and top sheath in the typical Palembang “boat” style, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods, with a thick plain brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings.

Very sturdy straight blade, with prominent spine and an angular profile called sepokal in Malay. The straight or lurus profile with plain base features or perabots, the tikel alis very pronounced.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variation, it is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

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 the late 18th century blade with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 12.3".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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