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

Tumbok Lada Sumatra 0122.

Tumbok Lada Sumatra 0122 � Very good and rare example of a side weapon called the tumbok lada from northern Sumatra. Typical handle form is finely carved and is made of hard ebony woods with a silver ferrule. Well grained kemuning wooden sheath is encased with plain silver panels, with a buffalo horn bottom tip.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a slightly arcing profile that tapers at the tip, having a single sharp edge, and the base ferrule or metok made one with the blade.

Pamor patterns are condense are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin 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: 10".   Overall length: 13".

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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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