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Old 13th April 2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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I recently acquired this interesting old kris attributed to Sumatra (sorry for the pic quality, I will shoot better ones later) and I would like to get your opinions about its origin. The buntut at the bottom of the gandar seems missing.
I purposely did not show the blade, not because it is an outstanding masterpiece but in order not to influence your assessment; the blade fits perfectly into the scabbard and it seems to be an old combination.
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Old 14th April 2019, 10:07 AM   #2
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Hello Jean,

I would guess that it's a Minangkabau keris! Nice piece, are you going to show us the blade later?

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Old 14th April 2019, 12:33 PM   #3
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Hello Detlef,
Thank you and this is what I am guessing too, I attach a pic of the blade (in typical bahari style).
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Old 14th April 2019, 01:52 PM   #4
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Hello Jean,

I've thought already to see a bahari blade.

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Old 14th April 2019, 05:33 PM   #5
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a very attractive blade!
I'm far from an expert, but i thought this kind of blade is more suited to the dress with saribulan sampir(crosspiece)?
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Old 14th April 2019, 06:59 PM   #6
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Correct Nik but this type of blade is also commonly found with Minang krisses (besides the short blades with 3 luk), see some specimens in my book for instance.
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Old 15th April 2019, 06:00 PM   #7
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Seems like the nose is adapted / reshaped but pics lack to be sure. Would be intersting to see more of it in detail.
Can / will you pull it off and add a proper selut?
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Seems like the nose is adapted / reshaped but pics lack to be sure. Would be intersting to see more of it in detail.
Can / will you pull it off and add a proper selut?


Hi Paul,
The hilt is stuck and I did not attempt to free it yet (a delicate operation as it is cracked). Yes, I will try to fit a proper pendokok, and the nose was either slightly reshaped or worn, it it is a very old piece.
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