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Keris Patani Lurus Carita Sabit Bulan.

Keris Patani Lurus Carita Sabit Bulan – 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 and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of finely selected angsena woods with very tight tiger’s stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, has and 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 miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing 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.

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 to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.7".   Overall length: 21".

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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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