19/20C Sumatran Keris / Kris Palembang, Silver
A rare and good 19th / 20th Century Sumatran Keris / Kris Palembang,
with Silver (tested positive) banded hilt, in very good condition.
The sheath (Sarung / Warangka) bands tested positive for silver
(see image of red silver acid test further down). Clearly, this
is a very good Keris / Kris Palembang, almost certainly Sumatran
though possibly Malay.
The straight 16 1/4 inch blade has a superb Tiban pamor. The fine
dolphin / bird's beak carved Ukiran / Hulu hilt is in good condition,
though some aging and wear evident. The sheath with some knocks
and also tarnish to the silver bands (we estimate these are 70%
to 80% silver).
Well above average example for just only £? (too late, now
sold) . Please quote item reference number O75 (1389). Further /
Full sized images available upon request.