Originally Posted by DAHenkel
As for your E. Sumatran keris Blu, I'd say actually that the dress is Sulawesi Bugis.
What about the lack of buntut on the batang? This batang has the bulge near the top, but has the typical 'rounded' bottom of Sumatran sheaths.
I hear that keris forms on E Sumatra are heavily influenced by Sulawesi forms, and so we see kerises which smacks of Sulawesi, but are actually produced locally in Sumatra.