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Keris Jawa Solo Luk 9 Ladrangan Seiras Nunggak Semi 609.

Keris Jawa Solo Luk 9 Ladrangan Seiras Nunggak Semi 609 – A good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan surakarta forms, with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods and the top sheath made from a single piece of well selected cendana or sandal woods. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain thick brass cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 very sublime waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called sempana.

Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos uitah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base an unplanned pamor tiban in a peak like formation is seen and is called pamor nunggak semi, with the above overall pamor of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor.
The pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status, while the pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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 late 18th century blade, with early to mid 20th century fitting.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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