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

Golok Sumbawa Ulu Burung Makara 0122.

Golok Sumbawa Ulu Burung Makara 0122  A very good example of a short sword called golok from the eastern Indonesian island od Sumabwa. Finely carved handle in the bird like form associated to the makara, has a silver encased ferrule, with the wooden sheath also encased with the a top panel and bottom silver encasements.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a slightly arcing or sabre like profile.

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

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 18th century.

Length of blade: 17".   Overall length: 60".

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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.

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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