MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 5 Kelingan.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 5 Kelingan A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles, with the hilt and the top sheath or wrangka made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with a well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. A silver ferrule or mendak with colored glass profusion completes fittings.
 
 Rare blade with prominent spine and 5 meandering luks located at the bottom half of the blade, with the base features or perabots using the uncommon gandik and a wavy cross piece or ganjar wilut.

Metals used for the blade shows high carbon irons instead of using nickel metals to avoid having bright pamor lines. These high carbon metals are called besi kelingan, and are sought after by warriors for its strong protective or bravery qualities needed in battle.

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 middle 20th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.3".

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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