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Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 9 Gangeng Kanyut 0617.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 9 Gangeng Kanyut 0617 A very good example of a keris from central Javanese region of Jogjakarta. Sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Jogja form, with the top sheath made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. The hilt or ukiran is made from hard, well grained timoho woods with pierced through carving at the patras. Bottom stem or gandar is encased with finely repoussed silver with birds, animals and floral motifs typical of the region's styles.

Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features, having an overall shape or dapor called sempena.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique showing complicated contouring patterns called gangeng kanyut, which 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 mid to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.75".   Overall length: 18.25".

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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.

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