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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Pendok Tembaga Akhodiat.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7
Pendok Tembaga Akhodiat - Another very good example of a keris from
the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol
grip form and the top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made
from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains. Bottom
stem is fully encased with well repoussed thick brass with floral and
geometrical motifs typical of the Bugis styles. A well repoussed thick brass
ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features typical of the Bugis styles.
Condensed pamor patterns arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. At certain places along the blade, bright contrasting pamor lines are seen and are an unplanned pattern that occurs due the perfect forging temperature and pounding at that particular time. This has a term called pamor akhodiat and is sought after for its strong mystical properties.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the pamor akhodiat is said to enhance the owner’s status.
Condition: 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 19th century.
Length of blade: 13". Overall length: 16.5".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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.
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