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Keris Jawa Luk 13 Ladrang Seiras Blarak Ngirid.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Ladrang Seiras Blarak Ngirid – A very good and rare example of a keris form the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles, with the hilt made of hard and dark tayuman(?) woods and the top sheath or wrangka made from a single piece (seiras) of very well selected teak burl or jati gembol woods. The bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah that exposes the single piece of wood used for the sheath.

Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and has very well executed base features or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called sangkelat in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are complicated and are arranged in the miring technique called pamor blarak ngirid or coconut/palm leaves. It is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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 late18th century blade with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14.7".   Overall length: 19.1".

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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.

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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