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Keris Jawa Betok Sajen Picetan. 

Keris Jawa Betok Sajen Picetan – Another rare example of a keris from central java called the keris sajen. Newly made sheath in the sandang walikat form is made from a single piece of kemuning woods with no joints.

The hilt and blade is made one with the hilt in the form of a human figurine. This hilt form is called ulu sajen, and is attributed to the Majapahit era.
Short and broad blade with minimal base features has an overall shape called betok.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations.

At the surface of the blade, there are a few depression marks caused by pinching the red hot blade with the bare finger’s and thumb. This technique is called picetan and is done to infuse more mystical properties to the keris.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
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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 16th century.

Length of blade: 6.5".   Overall length: 9.5".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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