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Keris Melayu Debek Luk 3 Ulu Garham.

Keris Melayu Debek Luk 3 Ulu Garham – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan or Trrengganu. Handle in the typical Malay jawa demam style is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or graham gajah. Top sheath in the debek form, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tight tiger’s stripe grains that occur due to windy conditions. A thick, well chiseled brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and shallow fullers flanking the spine, is rather short but broad with a couple of rare features that includes the wavy cross piece or ganjar wilut, and an elongated gandik called kebo teki in Javanese.

The black metals used shows high carbon metals which is called besi malela in Malay or kelingan in Javanese.
The whole nature of the keris has a term called keris debek in Malay which may have similarities with the keris betok in Javanese.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 10".   Overall length: 16".

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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.

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