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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".

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