The Kris is stiff to slide in and out of the scabbard and the kris is loose inside the wooden end -I think some kind of joint is missing as there is a pale halo over the wood at the join as if a holder of some kind was originally there. I think it could be reattached easily or even just glued but I will leave it as is for sale as I do not want to damage it or reduce its value in trying to repair it as it is clearly so old. I have a few other Malayan silver items they brought back also listed for sale. Maybe as old as the 18th century? Fine antique short sword or dagger from the Indonesian, Malaysian-Malay Islamic Bugis tribe, Kris - Keris from the 18th century.Finely hand-carved handle (Hulu or Ukiran) in the form of Jawa Demam, half-bird, half-human, possibly the deity " Garuda" from preIslamic Period. The excellent quality, sturdy, hand-forged serpentine-shaped blade made of Damascus steel with 9 luks (waves) displays various layers of Pamor of wood grains pattern. The blade's base is beautifully sculpted with high ridges and deep grooves with kembang kacang, in the form of a stylized elephant trunk. The wooden scabbard is encased with a brass Pendok, finely repousse, and engraved with a floral pattern. The warangka in the form of a European sailing vessel is made of Gembol jati, a wood with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Fully encased with brass sheath Pendok, the outer side of the Pendok is finely repousse and engraved with scrolling foliage. This has sat in our dining room as a bit of a curiosity for years -we are moving house so having an unsentimental clear out.
Great antique silver item really interesting and collectable I understand. The item "Antique Malayan Indonesia Java carved hilt Kris & chased silver scabbard RARE" is in sale since Saturday, October 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\South-East Asian". The seller is "bobsycottontail" and is located in Caldy. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.