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Keris Sundang Melayu Luk 7 Ulu Tandok.

Keris Sundang Melayu Luk 7 Ulu Tandok – A very good and rare example of a long keris sundang from the southern Sumatran regions Malay Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical cockatoo bird like form is made of buffalo horn, with a repoussed silver base ferrule. Top sheath in the Malay styled tebeng form is made from kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tight tiger’s stripe grains.

Long and rather broad blade with 7 sublime waves or luks and base features or perabots that are very well executed. A brass clip like feature called the baca-baca attaches the hilt to the blade.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting as is the norm of the region’s style, and shows forging in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
. Aside from very minor restorations at the sheath's joint and hilt, 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 middle 19th century blade and hilt, with newly made wooden sheath.

Length of blade: 22".   Overall length: 29.8".

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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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