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Keris Jawa Luk 5 Ulu Sajen Pogok.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Ulu Sajen Pogok - Another rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The sheath is of the ladrangan Solo styles and is made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass stem cover or pendok blewah, having a middle opening to expose and show the single piece of wood.

The reforged hilt is in the form more commonly associated with the Majapahit era, as it was during that period that these metal hilts in human figurine forms evolved. Made from the same pamor metals and not separated from the blade, the hilt has a term called the ulu sajen. During the Hindu era, the forms depict more upright deity postures called pendowo, and as it evolved into the Islamic era, they portray a more meditating figurine called the pendita.

Sturdy blade with 5 meandering luks has the base features or perabots using the kembang kacang pogokan rather than the usual elephant’s trunk like feature. The base cross piece or the ganjar, and the hilt is made one from a single billet and can also be termed ganjar seiras.
Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition:
Very good 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 19th century with reforged hilt form.

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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