$190.00

Another good and rare example of a knife or badek from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Hilt in the typical Bugis pistol grip form is made of hard kemuning woods having a plain silver alloy base ferrule, with the sheath stem tightly wrapped with woven rattan. m

Thick, broad and very sturdy with a single sharp edge and a broad top, has an overall shape or dapor called badek lompobattang jantong referring to the resemblance of the shape to the banana flower.

Blade is showing mostly black irons or steel, with only a single contrasting white line along the sharp edge, most probably nickel, called wengkon in Javanese.

Length of blade: 7"
Overall length: 11.5"
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 early 20th century.

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