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Keris Sundang Melayu Luk 5.

Keris Sundang Melayu Luk 5 A long and broad keris from the Malaysian peninsular region, called the keris sundang, usually of Mindanao in origin, and rarely from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of hard ebony wood called kenaung with and ivory bottom tip. Sheath is made of naturally occurring dark grained woods called ketengga with an ebony top rim and bottom tip.

Long, broad and sturdy blade has the 5 waves or luks located at the base leaving the top half straight. The perabots or base features are well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and grenengs or fretworks.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

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 blade early 19th century, with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 21.3".   Overall length: 28.5".

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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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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