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Keris Sundang Moro Luk 9 Datuk Status  0422 - A very good and rare example of a status keris sundang from the Mindanao regions of Philippines. Handle in the typical cockatoo pommel form is made from wood and is encased with silver at the top and silver wire weavings at the grip. Wooden sheath is made from well selected red woods with flashing grains. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, having the brass hilt to blade attachment called the baca-baca. Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations, concentrating along the middle of the blade. Base of the blade also has floral motifs inlaid with silver.


Price:- US$1,450 excluding shipping.
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Keris Bali Lurus Ulu Bahtera Banyu 0322 - A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali. Handle in the form of a deity called Bahtera Banyu, is finely made from wood encased with silver, having gemstones insets. Top sheath or wrangka, is in the ladrangan Bali form, and is made from well selected aring or ebony woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver showing a face at the top called the bintulu, with flowing floral motifs and having Sanskrit words at the front and back. Very long and sturdy blade straight or lurus blade, has a thick spine and well define features or garapan, typical of the Balinese styles. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon's skin, having the concentration on the thick spine. The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity.
 

Price:- US$1,400 excluding shipping.

Keris Malela Luk 5 Sarang Semut 0422  Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the Terrenganu form of the jawa demam called the anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick, is made from very well selected ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. The top sheath in the tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with a well chiselled thick brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks, and thick prominent spine with fullers flanking. The base features or perabots are well executed and needs added mentioning. The overall shape or dapor is referred to as malela in Malay.

Price:- US$1,370 excluding shipping.
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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli 0422 -A very fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the sheath in the square tebeng form, are fully encased with silver, and has the toil-toli or loop like attachments (meant for high status wear) at the front with red and blue sapphire stone insets. Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering luks or waves, and well executed base features or perabots, with angled edges and a hexagonal cross section. Pamor patterns are condense and shows the base having a semi circular formation called pamor batu lapak, and above it arranged in the mlumah technique, and pamor kulit semangko or melon skin pamor. With two pamor arrangements, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.

Price:- US$1,350 excluding shipping.
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Keris Panjang Riau Tapak Kuda Kapit 0821 - Another very good and rare example of a long keris form the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Finely and deeply carved handle in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form is made from buffalo horn with the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form made from well selected kemuning woods.  The bottom stem is made of ebony woods having finely repoussed silver panels and bands in the middle. A well repoussed silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long, slim and very sturdy blade with prominent spine adn fullers flanking, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the keris panjang forms. The long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's keris is very appropriate. The condemned was seated; his arm held by guards, the executioner holding the kris vertically and points it on the victim's left shoulder, near the neck just behind the collar-bone. When the signal was given, the blade is driven downwards through the heart. As the blade is withdrawn, a cotton pad is placed into the opening caused by the thrust. This method of execution is theoretically bloodless.
 

Price:- US$1,350 excluding shipping.

Keris Coteng/Chenook Luk 7 Nunggak Semi 0422 – From the southern Thailand region of Patani, Chenook, this extremely rare example has the hilt encased with silver and in the form called the coteng. Rarer than the tajong or kingfisher, but sharing similarities and form, showing NOT a bird, but a squatting figurine with nasal horn, teeth and fangs etc. Top sheath is made from well grained hard petai(?) woods with the bottom stem having plain silver bands, and made with a middle split which is unusual in other regions but common from the region. Sturdy blade with sublime 7 waves or luks and base features or perabots typical of the region’s styles. Very well arranged pamor patterns are forged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor, with a peak like unplanned pattern at the base called nunggak semi in Javanese.
 

Price:- US1,350 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli Perak 1221 -A very fine and rare  example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the sheath in the square tebeng form, are fully encased with finely reposed thick silver, having floral motifs at the top sheath and chevrons and horizontal motifs at the bottom stem. The keris is also fitting with a silver loop at the front studded with a green stone, called the toli-toli, which is meant for status wear. Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering luks or waves, and a prominent spine with fullers flanking. Has very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called pendhawa in Javanese. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with very condense circular formations at the middle of the blade called pamor uler lulut which is said to enhance the owner's status.

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Keris Malela Luk 5 Ganjar Seiras Pamor 0322 - A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan or Terengganu. The hilt in the pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath in the square tebeng form, are made from very well selected  kemuning woods, with the bottom stem of angsana woods. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings. Very sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves, having prominent spine and fullers flanking, with very well executed base features or perabots, and the rare ganjar seiras, where the base cross piece is made one with the blade. It has an overall shape or dapor called malela in Malay. Pamor patterns are usually not contrasting which is the norm for the keris malela,

Price:- US$1,200 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Bali Luk 11 Bungkem Hujan Mas 0322 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Silver hilt is finely made in a semi deity form, depicting a bald headed figurine in a rather erotic posture. The gayaman form sheath is made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed brass cover having the endless swirl motifs at the back top. A semi precious studded silver ferrule or ewer in Balinese, complete the fittings. Very sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, having the rare kembang kacang bungkem; where the elephant trunk touches the blade. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah  technique showing small circles forming along the middle, called pamor hujan emas or golden showers pamor.


Price:- US$1,150 excluding shipping.
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Keris Sundang Sulu Akep Siar 0122 - A very rare example of a slashing keris or keris sundang, from the northern Borneo regions of Sulu. Typical handle form with the pommel in the form of the cockatoo bord and made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar. The top sheath in the square kusiwo form is made from very well selected kemunings woods. Bottom wooden stem has twisted copper encasements with a horn bottom tip. Very long blade is straight or lurus with very well executed base features or perabots, having the brass base attachments to the hilt called the baca-baca. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing the base with a peak like formation  called akep siar in Malay, referring to the contraption of the base and the tang with a different metal combination above it.

 

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Keris Panjang Penyalang Retak Seribu 0322 - A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is made of white deer horn or kijang putih, and carved in the less common planner form. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem or gandar is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, having finely repoussed silver panels and bands. Thick silver/brass pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long and slim blade has all the typical characteristics of a keris panjang with the fretworks or grenengs and a small circular depression at the gandik. The long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's keris is very appropriate. The condemned was seated; his arm held by guards, the executioner holding the kris vertically and points it on the victim's left shoulder, near the neck just behind the collar-bone.
 

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Keris Tajong Lurus Pandai Saras 0322 - A fine and very rare example of a form of keris whose origin is from Patani, an area covering the southern tip of Thailand including Kelantan, northern Malaysia. Its very unique handle, made of hard woods called kenaung, is finely carved in the form of the Tajong. The handle had been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine. Its wide eyes and long beak has a kingfisher's resemblance, but the teeth, fangs and beard which are carved in full details, shows otherwise. The top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains and the bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger's stripe grains. A plain silver allloy pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. The straight and very sturdy blade is long and typical of the region's styles. Having a prominent triangular spine or "tulang" in Malay and very well executed base features or perabots.


Price:- US$970 excluding shipping.
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Keris Panjang Riau Tapak Kuda Pamor 0322 - Another very good and rare example of a long keris form the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Finely and deeply carved handle in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form is made from buffalo horn with the top sheath made from well selected kemuning woods.  The bottom stem is made of angsana woods having a horn bottom tip. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very long, slim and sturdy blade with prominent spine and fullers flanking, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the keris panjang forms. The long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's keris is very appropriate. The condemned was seated; his arm held by guards, the executioner holding the kris vertically and points it on the victim's left shoulder, near the neck just behind the collar-bone.


Price:- US$970 excluding shipping.
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Keris Tajong Bangsa Agong Pandai Saras 0821 – A fine and very rare example of a form of keris whose origin is from Patani, an area covering the southern tip of Thailand including Kelantan, northern Malaysia. Its very unique handle, made of hard woods called kenaung, it is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong. The refinements of the carvings needs added mentioning, and the overall bold outlook and larger size is said to show higher status, and is called Bangsa Agung, or noble stature. The handle had been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine. Its wide eyes and long beak has a kingfisher's resemblance, but the teeth, fangs and beard which are carved in full details, shows otherwise. The top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains and the bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger's stripe grains.
 

Price:- US$950 excluding shipping.

Keris Bali Lombok Lurus Combong 0322 - A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali or Lombok. Finely carved handle in the kocek-kocekan form, having the influences from Shiva's phallus. The gayaman form sheath is made from very well selected woods with tiger stripe grains. A semi precious studded silver ferrule or ewer in Balinese, complete the fittings. Very long straight or lurus blade, having a prominent spine and very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore in Javanese. At the base fullers, or sogokan, the metals has through time naturally worn through, and this is called combomg, sought after for its mystical properties. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah  technique concentrating along the middle of the blade, called pamor kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.
 

Price:- US$880 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Kelantan Lurus Sepokal Pamor Miang 0322 - <Another very good and rare example of a keris form the northern Malaysian state of Kelantan. Finely and deeply carved handle in the jawa demam form is made from buffalo horn with the top sheath made from well selected kemuning woods.  The bottom stem is made of angsana woods having a horn bottom tip. A well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade is straight or lurus but having an angled profile, with very well executed base features or perabots having an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations having crystallize effect on some of the surfaces that is called pamor miang in Malay.


Price:- US$770 excluding shipping.
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Keris Cirebon Luk 5 Kelingan 0119 - Another very rare example from the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Handle in the bebondolan form is made from rare contrasting grained wood located along the middle called pelet kendit. Sheath in the sandang walikat form is also made from rare contrasting grained wood called pelet awar-awar. A thick silver ferrule or mendak with low grade rubies insets completes fittings. Very long blade with prominent spine and 5 meandering waves or luks having deep picetan and rather plain fretworks, has an overall shape or dapor called Hanoman. Pamor patterns are not using contrasting metals, and are less commonly found in Java. It is called besi kelingan or black metals.
 

Price:- US$750 excluding shipping.

Keris Bali Lurus Kebo Teki 1118 - Another very rare example of a very long keris from the island of Bali or Lombok. Handle and sheath or wrangka in the typical Balinese gayaman form, are made from pelet woods, with natural contrasting grains and is fully encased with well repoussed silver alloy outer cover. Long and sturdy blade, with well executed perabots or base features, has the elongated gandik called kebo teki using one kembang kacang or elephant trunk like feature. It has an overall shape or dapor called kebo teki. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin. The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Price:- US$870 excluding shipping.

Keris Minang Kabau Anak Alang Tandok Ukiran 0322 - A very good and very rare example of a form of keris from Minang Kabau, Sumatra. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath are made from buffalo horn and is deeply carved with minute pierced through works. Bottom stem is made of ebony woods having brass and silver rings bands with a horn bottom tip. Long, slim and sturdy blade with slightly swollen mid rib, and well executed base features or perabots typical of the keris anak alang forms. It shares strong similarities with its longer cousin the executioner's keris panjang, and the smaller keris bahari. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.


Price:- US$830 excluding shipping.
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Keris Bali Lombok Luk 11 Pamor Miring 0322 - A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali or Lombok. Finely carved handle in the kocek-kocekan form, having the influences from Shiva's phallus. The sandang walikat form sheath is made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. A semi precious studded silver ferrule or ewer in Balinese, complete the fittings. Very long blade with 11 waves or luks, having a prominent spine and very well executed base features or perabots, with a wavy base cross piece or ganjar wilut.  Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring  technique showing complicated arrangements of the pamor gageng kanyut in Javanese.


Price:- US$770 excluding shipping.
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Keris Pedang Bali Lurus Ulu Rambut 0322 -Another rare example of a very long keris from the island of Bali, called the keris pedang or sword keris. Wooden handle in the form called the gerantiman has woven human hairs wrapped at the middle. The sheath or wrangka in the typical Balinese gayaman form, and is made of well selected pelet woods, with natural contrasting grains that appear due to fungus attack on that particular part of the tree only. Very long and sturdy blade has the base and ganjar or cross piece made without a gandik (blunt part), and with the sharp edges on both sides of the blade only at the top half where it bends downwards. These features are typical of the shape or dapor called keris pedang or sword keris. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin variations, and has a few compact pamor lines hugging the edges called pamor wengkon.


Price:- US$700 excluding shipping.
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Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Tandok Kijang Putih 0322 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the semi bird form is made from white deer horn or kijang putih. Base of hilt is having a well repoussed silver alloy ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath in the typical Palembang boat form, is made from very well selected kemuning burl woods with tight grains, and the bottom stem or gandar, made from angsena woods with well repossed silver bands. Long and very sturdy straight or lurus blade, having a prominent spine and well executed base features or perabots. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.


Price:- US$650 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Melayu Bugis Riau Luk 9 0421 – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. The hilt is typical of the region, and is in the form called the kerdas in Malay, and made from very well selected  ketengga woods with contrasting grains, having a silver ferrule or pendoko missing a couple or petals Top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the tebeng styles and is made from very well selected kemuning woods with very good grains. Wooden bottom stem is made of angsana and is encased with plain base silver tip. Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves, and very well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called carita in Malay.

Price:- US$650 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Lurus Tilam Sari 0421 – A fine example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Jogjakarta. The hilt is typical of the region, and in the less common bebondolan form is made from very well selected  hard woods with stress grains, and the top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Jogja styles made from well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Wooden bottom stem is fully encased with finely repossed silver with animal and floral motifs. Thick and very sturdy straight or lurus blade very well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called tilam sari in Javanese. Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the pamor wos utah or scattered rice variation, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
 

Price:- US$650 excluding shipping.

Keris Bali Luk 7 Naga Kikik 0522 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Fittings in the typical Balinese gayaman forms, with the handle finely carved in the form of the elephant deity Ganesha. Top sheath in the gayaman form is made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains, that occur due to fungal attack. A silver ferrule or ewer studded with semi precious stones, competes the fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, with the base having a lion figurine called naga kikik. Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique showing circular formations along the middle of the blade called pamor bendo sagagdo. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
 

Price:- US$580 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Melayu Terengganu Sepokal Sumber 0122 - <Another very good example of a short keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the Terengganu’s version of the jawa demam form called the anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick, is made from very well selected ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. The top sheath in the tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with a plain gold alloy or suassa top panel, and a white brass or tembaga putih pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade is straight but with an arcing profile called sepokal, having strong Bugis influence as well as the flat surface and angled edge called gusen, making it having a hexagonal cross section.

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Keris Bugis Riau Lurus Chieftain 1221 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis, Riau Lingga. Finely carved pistol grip or kerdas form handle and prominently broad top sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains, with a stepped bottom tip. A thick well repossed gilded brass ferrule or pendoko, completes fittings. Rather short and very sturdy straight or lurus blade with typical Bugis Sulawesi “rugged” sea faring characteristics with a "swollen" mid coross section, and angled edges or gusen. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, having a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung, and contouring patterns above it called kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

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Keris Patani Luk 7 Pandai Saras 6 Ron Dha 0721 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan and Patani, southern Thailand. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods, with contrasting grains. Top sheath or sampir is made from the same kemuning woods with flashing grains. The bottom stem or batang is made from angsana woods with a fine pierced through silver pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings. Long and sturdy straight blade with prominent triangular spine typical of the regions styles, has very well executed base features or perabots with and overall shape or dapor called pandai saras. The example shown is having not only having 4 ron dhas on the grenengs, but also 2 at the jenggots. Usually there is only 3 at the grenengs and one at the jenggot.

Price:- US$570 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Lawe Saukel 0421 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions, with fittings in the ladrangan forms having the top sheath made from very well selected pelet woods, and the bottom stem fully encased with deeply repoussed silver. Long, very sturdy straight or lurus blade with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique showing flowing lines along the blade called pamor lawe saukel or untwining threads.
 

Price:- US$550 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Dhamar Murub 0422 – Very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from well selected trembalo hard woods with tiger's striped grains. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed gold plated silver front stem cover or pendok, showing two merging peacocks bird, done with pierced through works. A gold alloy ferrule or mendak studded with intans and rubies completes the fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks located at the tip, having a prominent spine and very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called dhamar murub. Very well arranged pamor patterns are forged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice pamor, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Ganjar Seiras 1221 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the typical bird like figurine 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 from angsana woods, having well repoussed silver panels. A well repoussed silver/brass alloy ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with a central rib rib, having a straight or lurus posture, but with a stark angular profile, called sepokal in Malay. The base cross piece, or ganjar, is also made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras. Pamor patterns are not contrasting which is the norm form this particular regional variation of sepokal. Arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, it is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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Keris Cirebon Luk 5 Kelingan 1021 - Another very rare example from the norrthern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Handle in the bebondolan form is made from rare contrasting grained wood located along the middle called pelet kendit. Sheath in the gayaman form is also made from rare contrasting grained wood called pelet sapi. A fine silver ferrule or mendak with completes fittings. Very long blade with prominent spine and 5 meandering waves or luks having deep picetan and rather plain fretworks, has an overall shape or dapor called Hanoman. Pamor patterns are not using contrasting metals, and are less commonly found in Java. It is called besi kelingan or black metals.


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Keris Bali Luk 13 Kembang Kacang Pogokan 0522 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Fittings in the typical Balinese gayaman forms, and made from very well selected pelt woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains, that occur due to fungal attack. A silver ferrule or ewer studded with semi precious stones, competes the fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 13 waves or luks and a prominent spine or ada-ada, having very well executed base features or perabots, with the base having the less common kembang kacang pogokan, instead of the usual elephant trunk like feature. Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Price:- US$480 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal 1221 A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Finely carved pistol grip or kerdas form handle and prominently broad top sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains, with a horn bottom tip. A well repossed brass ferrule or pendoko, completes fittings. Rather short and very sturdy straight or lurus blade with typical Bugis Sulawesi “rugged” sea faring characteristics with a prominent spine and fullers flanking, and angled edges or gusen. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being..

Price:- US$480 excluding shipping.

Keris Melayu Riau Lurus Sepokal 0222 - A good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods having a horn bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches back form. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes. Very sturdy blade is straight or lurus but with an angled profile, having an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, having a mountain peak formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung.

Price:- US$470 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Lurus Hujan Emas 0422 – Very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from well selected sono keling dark woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed brass stem cover or pendok, showing two merging peacocks bird. A gold alloy ferrule or mendak studded with intans completes the fittings. Thick and very sturdy straight or lurus blade with rather pain base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Very well arranged pamor patterns are forged in the mlumah technique, showing small circles arranged in threes called pamor hujan emas or golden showers pamor. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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Keris Melayu Terengganu Luk 7 1221 - <Another very good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the Terengganu’s version of the jawa demam form called the anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick, is made from very well selected ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. The top sheath in the tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with a thick silver ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, with base features or perabots having strong Bugis influence as well as the flat surface and angled edge called gusen, making it having a hexagonal cross section.


Price:- US$450 excluding shipping.

Keris Melayu Kedah Lurus 1221 - <A very good and rare example of a keris form the northern central Malaysian peninsular state of Kedah. The hilt in the jawa demam form, is made from hard ebony wood, having a think brass pendoko or base ferrule. Top sheath in the tebeng form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashings grains. Bottom stem is from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains, and the bottom quarter has finely entwined jute strings. Very sturdy straight or lurus blade with a prominent spine, has plain base features with a very pointy tip. Pamor patterns are arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon's skin variations, but is unusually seen at the bottom half of the blade.
 

Price:- US$450 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Timur Luk 11 Sabuk Inten 0422 - A very good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions, with fittings in the ladrangan forms having the top sheath made from very well selected sono keling woods, and is made together with the bottom stem from a single piece of wood or seiras. A well repossed brass stem cover or pendok blewah completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 11 waves of luks and very well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called sabuk inten. Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
 

Price:- US$380 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Petola 1019 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the semi bird form is made from hard dark woods called sono keling. Base of hilt is having a well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath in the typical Palembang boat form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, with the bottom stem or gandar, made from angsena woods with tiger's strip grains. Slim but very sturdy blade with very sublime 9 waves or luks, has an overall shape or dapor called petola. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and shows few shades of black and white metals, that suggest a lot more variation of metals used.

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Keris Jawa Luk 13 Untuk Walang 0422 – Very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo forms s made from well selected woods with the sheath made from a single piece of woods or seiras. handle is made from dark hard woods with a silver mendak or ferrule to comple. A plain brass open sleeve cover or pendok blewah exposes the single piece of woods without any joints. Very sturdy blade with 13 waves or luks and prominent spine, has very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called sangkelat. Very well arranged pamor patterns are forged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko
 

Price:- US350 excluding shipping. New.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Sampir Gembol 0618 - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or ulu pangulu form, is made from hardwood kemuning , having a  thick silver pendoko or ferrule to complete.  Top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the typical Bugis rectangular tebeng forms, is made from very well selected burl woods or gembol in Javanese. Thick and very sturdy blade, with a straight or lurus profile but having an angular or sepokal form blade.

Price:- US$340 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Jalak Ngore 0222 - A rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions of Blambangan. Fittings in the gayaman branggah styles, with the handle carved with a snake at the top, and made with well selected contrasting grained woods having a rare circular dark line at the middle called pelet kendit. Sheath is also made of contrasting grained woods called pelet awar-awar. Long and very sturdy blade is straight or lurus with very well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore.

Price:- US$330 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Sabuk Inten 0422 – Very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting garins. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed stem cover or pendok, made with two separate pieces, one white repoussed metals and the other plain brass painted with red emulsion. Very sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called sabuk inten. Very well arranged pamor patterns are forged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice pamor, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.


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Keris Melayu Lurus Carita Selip 0820 – Very good and rather rare example of a short keris from the norther Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Finely carved handle in the pipit teleng or jawa demam form is made from well selected kemuning woods with the top sheath in the less common kusiwo form made from ketengga woods having naturally occurring contracting grains.. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger's stripe grains, and a pierced through copper ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very short and straight or lurus blade, having a spine with fullers flanking, and well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called carita in Malay. The short nature of the blade is also called selip in Malay, and is associated to ceremonial of a boy's use.

Price:- US$290 excluding shipping.

Keris Melayu Luk 5 Selip 0820 – Very good and rather rare example of a short keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Selangor or Johore. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath in the tebeng forms, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing tiger's stripe grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a white metal ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very short blade with 5 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots, having a flat surface with angled edge, has strong Bugis influences. The short nature of the blade is also called selip in Malay, and is associated to ceremonial of a boy's use.
 

Price:- US$240 excluding shipping.

Keris Jawa Timur Ganggeng Kanyut 1017 - Another good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Fine carved "bulging" handle form called the bebondolan(?) is made of very well selected pelet kendit woods with a single dark grain going across the bid section. Wrangka or sheath in the ladrangah branggah forms, is also made with well selected pelet woods, having dark grains (dead cells) occurring due to fungus attack. Long and very sturdy straight or lurus blade, with well executed base features or perabots and a prominent spine, has an overall shape or dapor called sempena bener. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are called Gangeng Kanyut, which is said to enhance the owner's status.

Price:- US$300 excluding shipping.
 

 

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