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Keris Palembang Lurus Jalak Ngore 0213.

Keris Palembang Lurus Jalak Ngore 0213 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical human relief form and top sheath in the typical boat like form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods with a thick plain brass ferrule completes fittings.

Very long and sturdy blade with prominent spine and tulang in Malay, has very well executed base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore in Javanese.
The blade is also very well tempered or nyepuh, and is seen from the darker shades on the top half of the blade.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting and are the norm of the region to use stronger iron and steel and compared to weaker nickel. From the forging lines, the pamor are arranged in the mlumah technique having a circumference pattern called wengkon, which is of the protective nature.

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 middle 18th century blade with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 19.5".

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