MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Sundang Moro Luk 13 .

Keris Sundang Moro Luk 13 A long and broad keris called the keris sundang, of southern Philippines, Mindanao in origin. Handle is made of hard ebony wood and has tight jute string weavings, with repoussed silver metal attachments at the top and base of hilt. Sheath is made of good grained woods with plain brass panels at the top rim and repoussed bottom tip.

Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp with 13 waves or luks. The perabots or base features are very well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and grenengs or fretworks. It also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca made of repoussed silver.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 23".   Overall length: 27.5".

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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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