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Old 25th March 2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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Just got this straight-bladed keris in last week.

Probably a Bugis keris. I was wondering about the size of this piece. The blade measures 37 cm from the handle to the tip. It's heavy with a thickness of almost 1 cm near the ganja.

I know Bugis blades are strong, functional pieces, but are large blades like this one usual ?

The blade is uncleaned as I received it, but I can see pamor (look at the pic)








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Old 25th March 2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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where the pic??
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Old 25th March 2010, 01:03 PM   #3
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It's the last one, showing the lines on the blade near the tip.
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Old 26th March 2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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Hello Freddy,

All parts aren't Bugis/Sulawesi as far as I can tell. No scabbard?

The pendokok could be from the eastern Malay peninsula. (Maybe younger than hilt and blade though?)

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Old 26th March 2010, 10:32 AM   #5
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Hi fred,

Was the ganja's really a ganja? Or was it a ganja iras?
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Old 26th March 2010, 11:06 AM   #6
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Based on the pics of the blade alone.... I think this is a Palembang piece
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Old 26th March 2010, 05:45 PM   #7
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Hi, all.

The ganja of this keris is seperate.

The pendokok is very simple, but it has an interesting feature. The two rings between the actual cup of the pendokok and the blade are not attached to that 'cup'. They are a seperate piece.
Every pendokok I have seen in the past was made from 1 piece of metal.

Sorry to say, but this keris came without sheath.

Here's a better pic of the pendokok.

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Old 26th March 2010, 07:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by PenangsangII
Based on the pics of the blade alone.... I think this is a Palembang piece


Agree, in at least for me this blade redefines 'Bugis' .

I'm not used to seeing what I consider an atypical blade cross-section such as this .

Probably just my ignorance showing though ..
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Old 26th March 2010, 07:57 PM   #9
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The pendokok is very simple, but it has an interesting feature. The two rings between the actual cup of the pendokok and the blade are not attached to that 'cup'. They are a seperate piece.
Every pendokok I have seen in the past was made from 1 piece of metal.

This Terengganu Keris i recently posted in another thread has this same feature in the pendokok. I have seen at least one other set up like this, also from Terengganu.
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Old 27th March 2010, 01:45 AM   #10
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Based on the pics of the blade alone.... I think this is a Palembang piece
Based on the style, metal and pamor construction.. a possible origin.. Palembang is a potpourri of styles.. hilt ring (pendokok) is not original to the hilt, and hilt (hulu) may not be original to the blade.. however, it's a nice robust blade.. simple and yet beautiful.. congratulations!
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Old 27th March 2010, 10:11 PM   #11
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salaam aleikum all,

blade is IMO palembang.
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