SUMATRA KERIS

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Palembang Gayaman

Palembang Ladrang

Palembang Bahari

Minangkabau Bahari

Minangkabau Bahari Gayo 
Palembang Panjang
The strong Bugis influence on the Sumatra coast, is reflected in the local Keris shape. Although the Sumatra Keris shape may vary significantly from South to North, it has some common features:
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 a Jawa Demam hilt 
- usually a small blade except for the long Keris Panjang.
- a blade with a rough pamor or even no pamor

 

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