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

Keris Sundang Sulu Lurus Perak.

Keris Sundang Sulu Lurus Perak A very good and rare example of a long and broad keris called the keris sundang, Sulu, Northern Borneo in origin. The hilt is made of kemuning woods in the typical cockatoo bird form, and has brass weaving works at the grip. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem encased with finely repoussed silver panels and bands.

Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp with a straight, but slightly arcing profile. The perabots or base features are very well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and it also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm of the region not using nickel metals. The forging technique is arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos
utah or scattered rice variations. 

Very good condition
. Aside from some minor rust spots, 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.

Length of blade: 21".   Overall length: 26".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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