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Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ujung Gunung Nunggak Semi.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ujung Gunung Nunggak Semi – A very good example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath are both made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has very well executed perabots or base features with a flat surface and angled edges.

Pamor patterns are very condense, and shows forging in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base there are unplanned pamor tiban showing a peak like formation called pamor nunggak semi.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor nunggak semi 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 11.8".   Overall length: 17.6".

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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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