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

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Clip 0220

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Clip 0220 � A good example of a small side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip form is made from kemuning woods with the sheath made from dark sono kling woods having silver alloy panels and bands with a clip at the front to assist in usage.

Short and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and slightly faring top, ending in a pointy tip.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon�s skin pamor which is said to enhance the owner�s popularity.

Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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 late 19th early 20th century.

Length of blade: 7.9".   Overall length: 10.5".

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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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