MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Panjang Penyalang Riau Lingga Tandok Perak.

Keris Panjang Penyalang Riau Lingga Tandok Perak A very good and rare example of a long keris called the keris panjang or penyalang, from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Fittings are made of buffalo horn, with the handle in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon.  Wooden bottom stem has well repoussed silver panels at the neck and bottom. A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. 

  Long and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and deep fullers flanking till the tip, with very well executed base features or perabots.
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 As the blade is withdrawn, a cotton pad is placed into the opening caused by the thrust.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 beras tumpah or scattered rice variations. It's used more as an execution rather than a practical weapon, makes the keris panjang a status wear, or for a person who can commission an execution.

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 early 20th century.

Length of blade: 22.6".   Overall length: 28.4".

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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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