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

Golok Jawa Ulu Tandok 1215.

Golok Jawa Ulu Tandok 1215 - A very good example of a broad sword called golok from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the typical makara relief form, is made of buffalo horn having finely twisted brass grip and ferrule. Wooden sheath is fully encased with rather recently added weaved rattan.

Very sturdy and sharp blade with a single sharp edge and a broad top; characteristics of a golok.

Pamor patterns are very condense showing good metals selections and are forged in the mlumah technique, showing circular concentrations at the middle of the blade called pamor uler lulut or snakeskin pamor. The pamor is said to enhance the owner's status.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 18.5".   Overall length: 28".

Price:- US$370 excluding shipping.

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