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Keris Betok Tindih Kelingan 0220

Keris Betok Tindih Kelingan 0220 - A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Javanese regions of Pesisiran. Finely carved handle in squatting semi deity form usually attributed to Cirebon, with the fittings made from well selected redwoods called sawo, very well carved in the sandang walikat form.

Very thick, broad and  sturdy blade with prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, having a straight or lurus profile, with the base features or perabots very well executed, and an overall shape or dapor called betok referring to the flatfish. The base ferrule or metok is made with the same metals as the blade, and the tang or peksi is square.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, as it is the norm of the era to use less contrasting nickel, but more stronger iron or steel.
The keris betok tindih is sought after for it is said to neutralize the other kerises in a collection.

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 early 17th century blade, with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 10.5.   Overall length: 14.5".

Price:- US$430 excluding shipping.

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

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