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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Adeg Ilir.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Adeg Ilir � A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger�s stripe grains having a buffalo horn bottom tip. A well repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

 Long and sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks, and well executed perabots or base features.

 Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations.  With all the lines not disjointed and flowing, it is also called adeg ilir.
 The pamor adeg ilir is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps like fires or floods.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor edge wears, rest is all in very good condition.

Age:  Krises 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 middle 18th century blade with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14.8".   Overall length: 18.2".

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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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