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Keris Jawa Luk 11 Ladrangan Wiji Timun. 

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Ladrangan Wiji Timun – A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Surakarta styles and together with the hilt, are made from hard and dark woods called sono kling. Bottom stem is fully encased with gold plated brass stem cover or pendok. A gold plated brass ferrule or mendak selut completes fittings. The repousse works on the fittings are pierced through, and is studded with colored gemstones at places.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine has the base features that includes the elephant’s trunk or kembang kacang and other smaller features or perabots are also well executed.

Pamor patterns are condensed and are well arranged in the mlumah technique and shows concentration of small ovals at the middle of the blade. This pattern is called wiji timun, or cucumber seeds, and it is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.


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 late 20th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 20".

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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