Indonesia & Philippines

Fine Bugis Keris Dagger

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Origin: Sulawesi, Indonesia

Date: mid 20 C.


Bugis (Buginese) people are the biggest ethnic group from Sulawesi (Celebes) Island. They carry a very typical Keris dagger: Rather short with massive blade, scabbard with somewhat square lines and a pistol grip handle. Sometimes the handle is  of Sumatra style like the case here.

This fine  Bugis Keris Dagger is late, mid 20C. but very well made and decorated. It  has a straight but slightly inclined  blade with a fine clear pamor structure. Very finely carved black horn  grip with brass mendak.  Nicely made  Buginese wood scabbard with black wood Warangka and  black wood scabbard tip.  The scabbard is partrially covered with chased silver and brass wide bands.

blade 14  inches long, Total Length 19  inches. Very good condition.



About item 15110

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