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Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 11 Greneng.

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 11 Greneng – A very good and rare example of a long and broad keris called the keris sundang, of Sulu, Northern Borneo in origin. The hilt is made of a kemuning wooden top and buffalo horn base with a plain brass ferrule. Top sheath is made of dark woods and has circumference carvings. The bottom stem is wrapped with rattan and has the words “Jack XX PI”, probably denoting an American war vet bring back.

 Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp with 11 slender waves or luks. The perabots or base features are very well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and the rare grenengs which are pierced through that suggest high status wear (Dato’). It also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca made of plain silver. 

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos
utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance eth owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from repaired top sheath 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 late 19th century, with repaired top sheath and hilt.

Length of blade: 22.7".   Overall length: 29.5".

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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.

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