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Keris Pedang Bali Lurus Ulu Dewa Perak 0516.
Keris Pedang Bali Lurus Ulu Dewa Perak 0516 -Another rare example of a very long keris from the island of Bali, called the keris pedang or sword keris. Handle is made of silver over wood, and depicts a demonic figurine called ranggda; a female deity that was said to eat babies. The sheath or wrangka in the typical Balinese gayaman form, and is made of well selected pelet woods, with natural contrasting grains that appear due to fungus attack on that particular part of the tree only.
Exceptionally long and sturdy blade has the base and ganjar or cross piece made without a gandik (blunt part), and with the sharp edge on both sides of the blade only at the top half where it bends downwards. These features are typical of the shape or dapor called keris pedang or sword keris.
Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique, and has a few compact pamor lines hugging the edges called pamor wengkon, and in the middle are pamor of the kulit semangkoor melon’s skin. The pamor wengkon is of the protective nature, and the pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.
Condition: Very good condition.
Age: Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the mid to late 19th century blade and sheath, with 20th century silver hilt.
Length of blade: 21". Overall length: 28".
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