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Keris Sundang Sulu Lurus Pamor Adeg Wengkon.

Keris Sundang Sulu Lurus Pamor Adeg Wengkon – A very good and rare example of a long keris called the sundang of Sulu, north Borneo in origin. Handle in the typical cockatoo form is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, and having rattan weaving at the hand grip. Top sheath is in the rare form that resembles a boat like characteristics, is also made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena(?) woods with a plain brass bottom tip encasement.

Long, very sturdy and still sharp blade, has very well executed base features or perabots, and has the clip like feature attaching the hilt to the base called the baca-baca or asang-asang.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and shows very good selection of contrasting metals. The patterns show vertical lines along the blade that ends in a peak at the tip. This formation is called pamor adeg wengkon, or standing pamor which is sought after for its strong protective properties.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from missing rattan panels at the sheath’s bottom stem, 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 21.5".   Overall length: 27.1".

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