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Old 15th April 2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default Keris Luk 7 Riau Restoration

I had the good fortune of acquiring this from a fellow forumite some months ago.

Upon inspection it has an interesting composite hulu jawa demam of really old kemuning, somewhat upright, with a buah pinang from dark coloured buffalo horn.

It was then entrusted to a craftsman from Terengganu who selected a piece of kemuning with flashing grains and some sena wood for the batang. I asked him to attempt a broad, Bugis style sarung, maybe not quite sarung penghulu but close enough.

I was fortunate enough to find a smallish pendokok to fit the hulu. In doing so, I noted that the size of the puting is somewhat larger than the diameter of regular Peninsula/Pattani blades.

Am quite happy with the completed work and really enjoyed the whole project.
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Old 15th April 2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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Let us enjoy your completed restoration works as well. Pictures please.
Its a long time since we last met or chatted.
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Old 15th April 2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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Pak Alam,

There was a glitch in loading the pictures earlier, hopefully luck is on my side this time.
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Old 15th April 2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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Old 15th April 2012, 03:27 PM   #5
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Old 15th April 2012, 03:28 PM   #6
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Congratulations, nicely done! Maybe think about to clean the blade a little bit more, I still see some corrosion.

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Old 15th April 2012, 03:50 PM   #10
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Thanks Detlef,

Will get round to the cleaning this one, though I must confess I've also neglected some others in the keris cupboard that's due for some cleaning
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Thanks Detlef,

Will get round to the cleaning this one, though I must confess I've also neglected some others in the keris cupboard that's due for some cleaning


This problem I know!
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Thanks for showing. Personally, I feel that the sheath vs the hilt and hilt ring is not proportionate. As for the blade, it would be better to adopt a more 'peninsular malay' look, rather then the 'steely look' at present.. but then again, it's a matter of personal preference. Congrats..
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