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Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras Akhodiat.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras Akhodiat – A very good and rare example of a keris for the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carverd handle in the typical Palembang bird like figurine, and the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a plain silver panel at the neck joints, and a silver alloy ferrule to complete fittings.

Thick and very sturdy straight blade has rather plain base features or perabots, with the base cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.

Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called kulit semangko or melon’s skin. At certain places, there are bright silvery pamor lines that occur due to very “balance’ circumstances, and is called pamor akhodiat.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the pamor akhodiat are of the protective nature.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor patching at the hilt’s tip, rest is all in 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18.6".

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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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