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Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 9 Kapit 1019.
Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 9 Kapit 1019 -
A very rare example of a keris from the northern Borneo region's of Sulu in
Sabah. Newly made handle in the typical cockatoo bird form with the old restored
sheath having rattan weaved bands at the bottom stem.
Long, very sturdy blade with 9 slender waves or luks, with typical base features or perabots, that includes the white metal attachments to the hilt called the baca-baca.
The brass inlays shows the tang or peksi is made in a vice clamp contraption called kapit in Malay.
Pamor patterns are arrangements of the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations.
Condition: Very good condition, with restored top sheath.
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 18th century blade and sheath, with newly made hilt.
Length of blade: 22". Overall length: 30".
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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