Indonesia & Philippines

Very Good Heavy Bugis Keris Dagger

Bugis Keris

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Origin: Sulawesi, Indonesia

Date: Early 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.

The very good Bugis Keris offered here is of typical character: Massive blade with clear pamor structure of very high contrast pattern. The mendak is pierced brass with granulation work. The hilt and the scabbard are carved from a grained wood in a classical Sulawesi style. Thye tip of the scabbard is ivory.

Blade 15 inches long. Total Length 19 inches. Very good condition. Very minor wood chips on the handle.



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