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

Badek Tusuk Sumatra Ricikan 0216.

Badek Tusuk Sumatra Ricikan 0216 - A very good and rare example of a side weapon called badek tusuk or stabbing badek. Handle in the typical stylized makara influence form, is made from kemuning woods, as well as the top sheath. Bottom stem has a buffalo bone panel at the neck joints.

Very study blade with prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking the spine. The base of the blade has fine ricikans or features that are resembling keris characteristics. The top three quarters of the blade is double sharp edge and this strongly suggest the stabbing use of the weapon.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm to use less contrasting nickle but stronger iron and steel metals.
The blade is very well tempered as seen from the darker shade of the blade from the base upwards. The effect of the tempering or nyepuhan  also creates the cracking surfaces, and this is called retak seribu in Malay.

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 early to mid 19th century.

Length of blade: 10.5".   Overall length: 14.5".

Price:- Singapore SGD350 excluding shipping.

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