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

Keris Sundang Pedang Luk 5 Moro 711.

Keris Sundang Pedang Luk 5 Moro 711 – A very rare example of a long keris called the sundang from the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Handle in the typical cockatoo bird pommel form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods having rattan weaved base ferrule. The sheath is also made from very well selected angsana(?) woods having plain brass bands.

Long, thick and very sturdy blade, with 5 waves located at the base of the blade, and well executed base features or perabots typical of the region’s style, has the rare curved tip like a sword; and hence is called sundang pedang or sword sundang.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting and shows forging not using contrasting nickel metals. The base and mid section is finely chiseled with floral motifs that suggest status wear.

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: 29".

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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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