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Keris Panjang Palembang Lurus Sogokan Perak.

Keris Panjang Palembang Lurus Sogokan Perak – A very good example of a rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! From the southern Sumatran region of Palembang, the human relief form of handle with the top sheath or sampir in Malay, of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made wood, and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having floral motifs at the front top half and geometrical motifs at the bottom half and back. Well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.

 Long, slim and thick blade is very sturdy with a prominent spine and two fullers or sogokans flanking it. It has all the typical features of a keris panjang with the fine fretworks or grenengs that needs added mentioning.

 The long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's keris is very appropriate. The condemned was seated; his arm held by guards, the executioner holding the kris vertically and points it on the victim's left shoulder, near the neck just behind the collar-bone. When the signal was given, the blade is driven downwards through the heart. As the blade is withdrawn, a cotton pad is placed into the opening caused by the thrust. This method of execution is theoretically bloodless. 

 Pamor patterns are not contrasting but shows forging of the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.
 It's used more as an execution rather than a practical weapon, makes the keris panjang a status wear, especially for a person who can commission an execution.

Condition: Very g
ood 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: 21.8".   Overall length: 26.5".

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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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