MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Batu Lapak 0913.

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Batu Lapak 0913 - Another goood and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang’s semi relief, human figurine form and top sheath are made from very well selected burl woods or gembol limar. A thick plain brass silver ferrule or selut completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks and very well executed and rather complete base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called anuman(?) in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. At the base, a semi circular formation is seen and is called batu lapak or sadle stone pamor. The pamor kulit semangka is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor batu lapak is said to enhance protect the owner in times of chaos.

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 19th century blade and hilt with newly made sheath.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 17.5".

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.

e-mail: or


Tel/Fax: +65-62948051.

Copyright ©2000.


All Rights Reserved.

Home Page Intro to kris & kris terms Kerises Gallery Other weapons Handles and accessories Sold Items