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Keris Patani Lurus Carita. 

Keris Patani Lurus Carita – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle in the kerdas form is made from well selected kemuning woods, and the top sheath in the tebeng form is made from well selected kenaung(?) woods which are hard with dark, natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and another dark kenaung wood for the bottom tip. A thick and well reppoussed silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, has well define base features or perabots, and it has an overall shape or dapor is called Carita in Malay.
Pattern welded blade is not using contrasting nickel pamor metals, which is the norm of the region, preferring stronger iron or steel.

Pamor arrangements are in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The blade is also very well tempered as seen from the darker shade on the top three quarters of the blade.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor crack patching at the handle and sheath neck joints, 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: 15.7".   Overall length: 19.6".

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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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