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

Badek Bugis Luwu Perak 0222.

Badek Bugis Luwu Perak 0222 � Very good and rare example of a short side weapon called the badik from the southern Sulawesi region of Luwu, Bugis. Handle and sheath are fully encased with finely repoussed silver.

 Sturdy blade with single sharp edge and a pointy tip has the typical characteristics of the
badek luwu.

Pamor patterns are arranged in he
miring technique showing a peak formation at the base called ujung gunung and above it are vertical pamor adeg or standing pamor.

Condition: 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 the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 8".   Overall length: 15.5".

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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