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Old 31st October 2018, 06:00 AM   #1
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Default Is this a Sumatra Keris?

Is this a Sumatra Keris? Photo is enlarged but actual piece is small. About 16 inch in total length and slim. Bilah is thin.
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Old 31st October 2018, 06:07 AM   #2
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In addition to add, I got this Keris but unsure of origin as I am not familiar with Keris from Sumatra region. Do you think gonjo is later add on? This gonjo which has open design motif, 18th century? Could it be a Jawa Keris but again the Singa does not seems to be Jawa Singa origin, eye is spiral type.

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Old 31st October 2018, 09:32 AM   #3
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I saw this kris on a well-known commercial site, to me the blade itself seems old but the singa and ganja were probably recently made (different colour, pamor lines not matching, etc.), and the dress is nice but recent. A seller's montage? Of course other opinions are welcome.
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Old 31st October 2018, 10:52 AM   #4
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I saw this kris on a well-known commercial site, to me the blade itself seems old but the singa and ganja were probably recently made (different colour, pamor lines not matching, etc.), and the dress is nice but recent. A seller's montage? Of course other opinions are welcome.
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I have clarified with many experienced collectors and this is the conclusion:

This keris is made using old blade as base material. The Singa is not of Jawa origin but maybe Sumatra and ganja might be new addition.

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Old 31st October 2018, 02:58 PM   #5
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Hello Anthony,
What is the source of this kris if you don't mind, a collector, or an auction, or a dealer? These Sumatra style scabbards are attractive, I bought similar pieces in the past and even recently
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Old 31st October 2018, 02:59 PM   #6
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Hello Anthony,
What is the source of this kris if you don't mind, a collector, or an auction, or a dealer? These Sumatra style scabbards are attractive, I bought similar pieces in the past and even recently
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Hi, dealer.

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Old 31st October 2018, 03:30 PM   #7
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Maybe kinatah is missing or planned for the open-work ganja and creature?

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Would the ganga have been gilded at one time?
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