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Keris Bugis Luk 9 Emas – A fine example of a keris from Southern Sulawesi in origin, with fittings made of wood, and fully encased with finely repoussed gold/silver alloy. Newly added yellow topaz stones adorn the fittings at places. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, and strong well defined Bugis perabots or base features, using the kembang kacang, lambei gajah, two jalens, jenggots, and grenengs or fretworks. Pattern welded blade having very condense pamor of the beras tumpah or scattered rice. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base a concentration of pamor tiban is seen with a reference called jung isi dunia, or vaguely translated as earth’s ingredients.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 5 Toli-Toli- Another very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with a rope like attachment at the front having a green emerald stone inset called the toil-toli. A plain silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks and a hexagonal cross section typical of the Bugis styles.

Keris Malela Luk 5 Ulu Ayam Teleng 410 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 chiseled 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.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Dwi Warna Toli Toli Emas Perak A very fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form is fully encased with thick silver using fine filigree and granulation techniques, and overlaid at places with18K gold petals works. It is also studded with two red rubies at the front “eyes”. The sheath is also fully encased using similar gold and silver techniques, and has the rare toil-toli or loop like attachments (meant for high status wear) at the front having rubies and emeralds profusions.

Keris Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Tiga Sogokan Very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern islands of Sumbawa. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains having a white buffalo horn top cover. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods having a horn bottom tip. Base of hilt is having fine silver wire weavings with a thick brass or pendoko to complete the fittings. Very long blade is very sturdy with a prominent thick spine and angled profile, with deep triple fullers along the bottom half of the blade.

Keris Lombok Sepang Lar Gangsir Ulu Rambut 609 A very rare example of a keris from island of Lombok. Handle in the grantiman form is made of wood and is wrapped with weaved human hairs. Sheath in the sandang walikat form is made form well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. A brass ferrule or mendak with agate stone insets completes fittings. Very long blade with the symmetrical base has an overall shape or dapor called sepang. The perabots or base features also has the pierced through Shiva eyes, as well as the wavy cross piece or ganjar wilut.

Keris Bugis Penghulu Luk 5 Gading Mas A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form is made of ivory and is finely carved with pierced through works of floral motifs that needs added mentioning. The ferrule or selut is made of gold and silver alloy, and has very fine filigree and granulation works. The top sheath made of finely selected kemuning woods, is very big and broad showing its Chieftian’s or Penghulu stature. The bottom stem id also fully encased with gold and silver alloy with very fine floral repousse works, and an ivory bottom.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk15 Kala Wija Kulit Semangko A fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, with a well reposed silver ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with prominent thick spine and the rare 15 waves or luks, has very well executed perabots or base features. This blade has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija in Javanese. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called kulit semangko or melon’s skin,

Keris Melayu Lurus Tok Chu Ulu Perak A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Terrenganu or Kelantan. Handle in then kerdas form is made of wood and is fully encased with well repoussed silver. The top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long, thick, broad and very sturdy blade with very well executed base features or perabots and deep fullers, has an overall shape or dapor called Tok Chu in Malay. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras 0412 - Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana wood with thick silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the Bugis Sulawesi styles.

Keris Melayu Terrenganu Luk 9 Ulu Anak Ayam Teleng 0212 Another very good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the Terrenganu’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

Keris Melayu Kelantan Bahari Aring Miang 0611 Fine and rare example of a short keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and the top sheath in the square tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods having tiger’s stripe grains.

Keris Melayu Debek Anak Alang 0812 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the regional variant of the tapak kuda or hoarse hoof form, is made from hard kemuning wood and fitted with a silver alloy ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath in the rare debek form, resembling the more common sabit bulan or crescent moon form is also made from very well selected kemuning wood, with the bottom stem made of angsena wood

Keris Melayu Semenanjong Lurus Bahari 0412 - Very good and rather rare example of a short keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. Handle in the jawa demam form and the top sheath in the crescent moon or sabit bulan form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods having tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Patani Lurus Carita Pamor Miang Mas 0512Very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Patani or Kelantan. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains and top sheath in the tebeng form is made from the less common ketengga wood with contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains with an ivory bottom tip.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Ulu Ukiran 0512 A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Finely and deeply carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with plain silver alloy panels. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 7 Ujung Gunung 0111 Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the Bugis influenced eastern island of Sumbawa. Handle in the unusual kerdas form is made from very well selected kemuning woods having a well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath in the square tebeng (Malay) form is also made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing as well as contrasting grains.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Dwi Warna 0512 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and the bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots and an angled profile with the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section.

Keris Tajong Lurus Pandai Saras 0412d5 – A 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. It’s very unique handle, made of hard wood called kenaung, is finely and deeply carved in the form called the Tajong. It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name.

Keris Tajong Lurus Pandai Saras 0412cA 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. It’s very unique handle, made of hard wood called kemuning, is finely and deeply carved in the form called the Tajong. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine. The top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with long cylindrical bottom stem made from angsena woods.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Sogokan 0811 Very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form and square top sheath of the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a flaring bottom tip, and a thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy straight blade with an arcing profile and plain base features or perabots has

Keris Patani Luk 5 Pandai Saras Pamor Gigi Yu 0412 - 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 thick and fine brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings.

Keris Jawa Lurus Dwi Warna 1209Another very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo forms are made from well selected hard woods having the top sheath made from sandal wood or kayu cendana. And the hilt made of hard trembalo woods. The bottom stem is encased with plain brass open stem cover, exposing the sandal wood. A well repoussed brass ferrule or mendak with colored glass insets completes fittings.

Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrangan Seiras 0411 Another very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo form is made from well selected woods with natural flashing grains and is also made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah and exposing the wood in the middle showing it without any joints.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Ladrangan Seiras Wengkon 0411 Another very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo form is made from well selected woods with natural flashing grains and is also made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah and exposing the wood in the middle showing it without any joints.

Keris Jawa Jogja Brodjol 0411 Good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Handle in the typical gayaman Jogja style is made from hard teak burl or jati gembol. Top sheath is made from well selected pelet woods with contrasting grains, having a well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. Very thick and sturdy blade with rather plain base features and thick prominent spine has an overall shape or dapor called brodjol.

Keris Malela Luk 5 Perak 0813 - Another good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the jawa demam form, as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from very well selected angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains, having finely repoussed silver panels and bands. A finely repoussed pierced through silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Keris Bugis Sulwasei Luk 7 Chieftain 0812 – Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Well 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 having a buffalo horn flaring bottom tip. Very sturdy 7 waved or luk blade with typical Bugis Sulawesi “rugged” sea faring characteristics with swollen base and angled edge or gusen.

Keris Bali Luk 3 Buntil Mayit 0712 A very rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Handle is the typical Balinese bebondolan form is made of well selected pelet woods having well repoussed silver panels with gemstone insets. The sheath in the gayaman form is also made with well selected pelet woods, with a silver ferrule or mendak with colored glass insets. Very long and sturdy blade with the 3 waves or luks located at the tip, and has an overall shape or dapor called dhamar murub, or flame.

Keris Melayu Luk 5 Ujung Gunung 510 A very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular region. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana wood with tiger’s stripe grains, with a kemuning bottom tip. A finely repoussed pierced through gold plated silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Naga Siluman 0712 Very rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the semi natural form called gana, is made from had kemuning woods having a well repoussed silver base ferrule. The top sheath is also made from kemuning woods with the bottom stem fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs at the front and circumference motifs at the back. Rare blade with 13 waves or luks and the base sculpted with a dragon or Naga.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Luwu 0912 – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A filigree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots and an angled edges or gusen, with the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section.

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 9 0912 –A fine example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form is made from hard kemuning woods having a thick filigree brass ferrule or pendoko. Broad top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing with the bottom stem made from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains.

Keris Pandai Saras Luk 11 pamor Miang Ulu Serindit 0212 Very good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the rarely seen cockatoo bird motif called the serindit with the top heath or sampir in the broad sabit bulan or crescent moon form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with very tight tiger stripe grains.

Keris Sundang Melayu Riau Luk 7 Kapit 1112 A fine and very rare example of a long keris called the keris sundang. More common in the southern Philippine, there are rare examples like this one from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. With strong Malay influences, the typical handle with the cockatoo pommel is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. The top sheath is made from two pieces of  hard woods with traces of bands at the bottom stem.

Keris Melayu Kelantan Lurus Carita 0113 –Very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. Handle in the jawa demam form and the top sheath in the crescent moon or sabit bulan form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods having tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fitt

Keris Bali Luk 11 Unthuk Banyu 0412 A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali with the finely repoussed brass handle in a demonic figurine having colored glass insets. Top sheath in the typical Balinese gayaman form, as well as the bottom stem, are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Long and very sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks has well executed base features or perabots that is deep and typical of the Balinese styles. 

Keris Palembang Lurus Adeg Perak 0111 Another very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the semi bird form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover, or pendok perak, having different motifs at the front and back. A thick and finely repoussed brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and plain base features with the overall shape or dapor can be classified under the tilam upih variant.

Keris Minangkabau Bahari Ulu Fosil Garham 0113 – Rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Minangkabau’s version of the Jawa demam, is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or graham gajah. Top sheath is made of kemuning woods with the bottom stem of angsana and a flaring bottom tip.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Naga 0113 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheaths are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods with tiger’s step grains. Thick brass ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 13 waves or luks with the base features or perabots having the rare Naga or dragon, and a prominent spine that acts as the body of the Naga.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Chieftain 1211a A rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form is made from hard kemuning woods having a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko. Broad top sheath associated to status or chieftain’s wear, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing as well as contrasting grains. Bottom stem is also broader than usual, and is made from angsana woods.

Keris Melayu Terrengganu Luk 3 Ulu Anak Ayam Teleng 0312 Very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian region of Terengganu. Very well carved handle in the jawa demam anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick form is made from kenaung or ebony (?) wood, and the square top sheath in the tebeng form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko.

Keris Panjang Penyalang Melayu Petanda 0412 - A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is of hard woods kemuning woods, and carved in the less common parrot form or burung serindit, in Malay. 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 twisted bands. Thick and pierced through silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.  

Keris Jawa Lurus Jalak Wengkon 0411 A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the gayaman Solo form is made from very well selected woods with natural flashing grains and is also made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Handle is made from hard ebony woods, and bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah exposing the single piece of woods used without any joints.

Keris Jawa Lurus Brodjol Pelet Kendit 0811 Very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo style with the hilt made from hard tayuman woods and top sheath or wrangka made from pelet kendit ;- sought after for its dark grain running along the middle. Bottom stem is fully encased with thick silver with fine floral motifs. Long, thick and very sturdy straight blade with a rather broad mid section and an overall shape or dapor called brodjol.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Pendawa Pudak Setegal 0412 - Another very rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta styles, with sheath made of well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring two toned grained called pelet. A well repoussed brass bottom stem cover or pendok completes fittings. Long and sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks, with the base features or perabots having a couple of rare features that includes the sogokan or double base fullers that merges and extends till the tip.

Keris Patani Lurus Pandai Saras Pamor Miang 909 A very good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan and Patani, southern Thailand. Handle in the anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick form, is made from well selected kemuning woods, having fine carvings at places that needs added mentioning. Top sheath or sampir is made from the rarer ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting as well as flashing grains.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Ujung Gunung 0812 – Very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Pistol grip or kerdas form handle and top sheath are made from kemuning woods with natural flashing grains with the bottom stem made from angsana woods having a bottom tip. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy 7 waved or luk blade with typical Bugis Sulawesi “rugged” sea faring characteristics with flat surface and angled edges or gusen, making the cross section hexagonal.

Keris Melayu Semenanjong Luk 7 Mati Kanan 1112 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Johor or Selangor. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in the typical Malay tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains.

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Anda Agung 710Another very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms, with the handle and top sheath made from very well selected trembalo woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. Long and very sturdy straight blade with rather minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Panjang Riau Lurus Petanda 0912 – A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, and is finely carved with depth and pierced through works at places. The top sheath or sampir in is the typical sabit bulan or crescent moon forms, and is made of well selected kemuning woods. A thick brass pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras 0213 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana wood with a well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Panjang Melayu Semenanjong Adeg 0812 – Another very good and rare example of a long keris form the northern Malaysian peninsular region. Handle in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form are made from well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of angsana woods having a pierced through gold plated brass ferrule or  pendoko to complete fittings. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pogokan 0213 A very good an rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with plain silver alloy panels. A finely repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight blade with 5 waves or luks and base features

Keris Kelantan Patani Lurus Pandai Saras 0912 – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani (southern Thailand). Very well carved handle in the typical Patani’s kerdas form is made from hard kemuning woods with a well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath in the square tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains.

Keris Bali Lurus Iras Wilut Lintang Kemukus 0712 A rather rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Handle is the typical Balinese bebondolan form and sheath in the gayaman styles, are made from well selected pelet woods, with a silver ferrule or mendak with semi precious stone insets.Very sturdy blade with typical pronounced Balinese base features or perabots, having the wavy base cross piece made one with the blade, and is called ganjar wilut seiras.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Batu Lapak A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Finely and deeply carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form is made from buffalo horn with top sheath made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with plain thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

Keris Sundang Pedang Luk 5 Moro 711 A very rare example of a long keris called the sundang from the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Handle in the typical cockatoo bird pommel form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods having rattan weaved base ferrule. The sheath is also made from very well selected angsana(?) woods having plain brass bands. Long, thick and very sturdy blade, with 5 waves located at the base of the blade, and well executed base features or perabots typical of the region’s style,

Keris Panjang Riau Lingga Lurus Perak 0611 A rare form of long keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga, which is also used for execution. Handle is of buffalo horn, and finely carved with pierced through works, in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda with the top lotus flower or teratai form. The top sheath or sampir in Malay is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is having well repoussed silver panels with different motifs at the front and back. A silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long, slim and very sturdy blade with has all the typical characteristics of a keris panjang with

Keris Jawa Timur Luk 13 Pelet 0812 – Very good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Fittings or wrangka is of the ladrangan branggah forms with the bulging bebondolan hilt form and sheath made from very well selected pelet woods having naturally occurring colored grains. Long and very sturdy blade with 13 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called sangkelat.

Keris Jawa Timur Naga Siluman 0711 Very rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions of Jawa Timur. Handle in the less common bulging bebondolan form, and top sheath or wrangka in the ladrangan branggah styles, are made from rare and highly sought after pelet timoho woods with many shades of natural contrasting colors that occurs due to fungal attack, which has mystical references. Long, thick and very sturdy blade having the rare Naga Siluman or disappearing dragon at the base, and also the rare wavy

Keris Palembang Lurus Pasopati 0413 – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical relief human figurine like 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. A well repoussed silver ferrule completes fittings. Very long and sturdy blade with prominent spine,

Keris Palembang Lurus Tumpal Keli A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang bird like form is made from hard kemuning woods having a well repoussed silver ferrule or mendak. Top sheath is also made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wooden bottom stem. Long and very sturdy straight blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Pamor Luwu 0111 Another very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the semi bird form and top sheath are made from finely selected kemuning burl woods or gembol. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover, or pendok perak, having different motifs at the front and back. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 9 sublime luks or waves and well executed and deep perabots having a prominent spine.

Keris Melayu Selatan Semenanjong Pamor Miang 0111 Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath in the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains with a thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Long, very sturdy and rather broad straight blade, has very minimal base features or perabots, having a prominent tikel alis,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Tiban Hujan Emas 0711Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Hilt in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is encased with a well repoussed silver alloy pendok called alpaka, and a thick gold plated brass pendoko to complete fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 9 luks and well executed perabots typical of the Bugis style, having a flat surface and angled edge making the cross section hexagonal. Pamor pattern shows and overall pamor kulit semangko arranged in the mlumah technique, with small circular formation of unplanned

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ujung Gunung 1011A very good example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Finely carved handle in the Jawa demam form is made of hard teak woods with a filigree white metals pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of setar woods with the bottom having an ivory bottom tip in the form of the patat ipas or roaches back. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and a thick spine, has well executed base features or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called carita(?) in Javanese.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 15 Pogokan Kalawija 710 Another good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath in the tebeng or square form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana wood with tight tiger stripe grains. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and the rare 15 waves or luks (usually from 3 to 13) has shallow fullers running alongside the spine. The base features or perabots are also well executed, and uses the less common kembang kacang pogokan.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Uler Lulut 0811 Very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis.  Finely carved handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form and square top sheath of the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a flaring bottom tip, and a filigree brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 5 meandering luks or waves and rather plain base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called pendawa(?) in Javanese. Pamor patterns are condense and rare. Arranged in the mlumah technique with the base having a peak like formation called ujung gunung and an overall

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 9 Ujung Gunung 810 Another very good example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Johore or Selangor. Handle in the typical Malay kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsana wood with a kemuning bottom tip. A thick well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, has a flat surface with angled edge,

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 5 Dwi Warna 0111 Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan jogja styles with the handle in the less common bebondolan form made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Top sheath is also made from very well selected tayuman(?) woods having a well repoussed thick brass stem cover or pendok.

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Ladrangan Seiras 1112 – A good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Handle is made from very well selected pellet woods with contrasting grains and the top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo form is made from well selected woods with natural flashing grains and is also made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah exposing the wood in the middle showing it without any joints.

Keris Jawa Timur Luk 5 Ladrangan Donoriko 0411 Another very good example of keris from the eastern Javanese regions with the fittings in the ladrangan branggah forms. Finely carved handle in the donoriko (Madurese influenced) form is made from white deer horn or rusa putih. Top sheath and bottom stem are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack. A finely granulated brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy and thick blade is with very well executed base

Keris Panjang Penyalang Lurus Riau Lingga 0212a Another very good and rare example of a long keris form the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form are made from well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of angsana woods having an ebony bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches’ back form.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Pamor Nur 1011Another rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions of Surabaya. The hilt is made from very hard dark woods (kenaung?) and top sheath in the gayaman branggah styles as well as the bottom stem, are made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring black grains that occur due to fungal attack. Very sturdy and straight or lurus blade, having rather plain base features or perabots and an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ayat 0412 -A rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang bird like form is made from hard kemuning woods having a well repoussed silver alloy ferrule or mendak. Top sheath is also made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wooden bottom stem. Rather short and very sturdy straight blade with minimal base features or perabots,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Ulu Ukiran 0611 Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, is made from hard woods and is finely carved with floral motifs, with a well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko.. Top sheath in the square tebeng form, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with bottom stem made of angsana woods. Long and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks (usually from 3 to 13) having base features or perabots very typical

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Banyu Tretes 0111 Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan jogja styles made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. A brass ferrule or mendak and a well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok completes fittings. Long and sturdy blade with plain base features and an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Nguku Bima 0111 A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles with hilt made from hardwood called sawo. Sheath is made from well selected trembalo woods with natural flashing grains and it is also made without any joint or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with well repoussed open brass stem cover or pendok blewah, exposing the single piece of wood used. Sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks located at the bottom quarter of the blade.

Keris Anak Alang Riau Lingga Lurus Perak 0511 Very good and rare example of a slim keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the tapak kuda or horse’s hoof form is made from hard kemuning(?) woods with the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form is made from well selected kemuning woods. The bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. Long, thick and very sturdy straight blade is slim and has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the anak alang form.  It shares strong similarities with its two other cousins; the keris panjang (executioner’s) and the keris bahari.

Keris Melayu Bugis Lurus Qul Buntet 0611 Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Selangor or Johore. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and the top sheath in the square tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods having tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade with thick prominent spine and rather plain base features has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih (Javanese). Pamor patterns are rare and show the overall background pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 5 Gembol 810 Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, and top sheath in the typical Malay tebeng form, is made from the rarely seen burl wood, or gembol. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains, having a kemuning bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Carita 0811Very good example of a keris form the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles with the hilt made from hard wood called sawo, with the top sheath made from well selected trembalo woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral and animal motifs. Long and sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks having well executed perabots or base features, and an overall shape or dapor called carita.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras 0111 Another very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the semi bird form and top sheath are made from finely selected kemuning burls woods, or gambol, with flashing as well as tight grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a well repoussed silver ferrule or selut to complete fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih in Javanese.

Keris Sundang Moro Luk 5 Ganjar Seiras 0711 Another rather rare example of a long keris called the sundang from the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Newly made fittings has the hilt and top sheath made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, and fine rattan wrappings and a carved mother of pearl bottom tip. Long, thick and very sturdy blade, with 5 waves located at the base of the blade, and well executed base features or perabots typical of the region’s style, has the base cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras. The hilt blade contraption is using the typical double clamp like attachments called the baca-baca.

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 5 Perak 0811 Very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form and square top sheath of the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem in fully encased with finely repoussed silver having floral motifs at the top and geometrical motifs at the bottom half, with an ivory bottom tip. Long and very sturdy blade with an 5 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called carita(?).

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Unthuk Banyu 0711 Very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the bebondolan or “bulging” form is made from pelet woods having the rare middle contrasting grains called pelet kendit. Top sheath in the ladrangan branggah styles is also made from very well spotted grain wood called pelet macan. Long and very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine and rather plain base features, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Perak 1011aA very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Malay Riau Lingga. Handle in typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng forms, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with flowing floral motifs at the front and geometrical motifs at the back. Thick and very blade with 9 sublime luks or waves and well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called sempana(?)

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Pogokan Ulu Gading 1011A very good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of ivory with a repoussed white metals pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath in the typical Minag Kabau sabit bulan or crescent moon form, is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of layers of kemuning wood and buffalo bone. Longer than usual, and very sturdy with thick spine, the blade has very well executed base features or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called pogokan in Javanese.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Nyepuhan 0111A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang’s bird like form is finely carved from hard kemuning woods. Top sheath in te Palembang’s boat like form is also made from very well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover or pendok bunton, having floral motifs at the front and only border motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras 0111Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical bird like form and top sheath in the typical boat like form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs at the front and geometrical motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver ferrule completes fittings. Rather long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks has very well executed and rather

Keris Lurus Tajong Bangsa Agong (Brojo Guno) A fine and 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 top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains and has some minute carvings at the front called "shiva eyes". the bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger's stripe grains,

Keris Tajong Lurus Pamor 2 - A 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 wood called kemuning, is finely and deeply carved in the form called the Tajong.  It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine.

Keris Tajong Luk 9 Pandai Saras A fine and 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 dark wood called kenaung, is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong. It is also encased with silver at places. 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.

Keris Tajong Lurus Pandai Saras – A fine and 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 dark wood called kenaung, is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong. 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 of hard and dark woods called kenaung(?) with the rather cylindrical bottom stem made of hard well grained woods.

Keris Tajong (Kingfisher) Lurus Bangsa Agong Besar - A fine and 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 dark wood called kenaung, 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 exceptionally larger size is said to show higher status, and is called Bangsa Agung, or noble stature. 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.

Keris Tajong Lurus Bangsa Agong - A fine and 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 dark wood called kenaung, is finely and deeply carved with pierced through works, in the form of the Tajong. The refinements of the carvings needs added mentioning, and the overall bold outlook is said to show higher status, and is called Bangsa Agung, or noble stature. 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.

Keris Tajong Lurus Slim A 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 kemuning woods, is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong. It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name. 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 of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing and contrasting grains.

Keris Tajong Luk 3 Carita A good 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 wood called kenaung, is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong.  The top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains with the bottom stem or batang in Malay is made from angsena woods. A plain silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 3 luks or waves, located at the base, and a prominent triangular spine or "tulang" in Malay, with deep fullers running along it. The overall shape or dapor is called carita Malay.

Keris Coteng Luk 7 Perak TopenganA very rare example of a keris from the southern Thailand regions of Patani. Unique form of handle is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in a bird like figurine called the coteng. Wooden sheath is made from a single piece of wood or seiras. The bottom stem is encased with repoussed silver bands having a face at the top panel called topengan. Slender blade with 7 sublime waves or luks is typical of the region’s styles. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Keris Tajong Luk 9 Pogokan A fine and 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 wood called kemuning, is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong.  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 well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains with the tips of the sheath made of a different wood. The bottom stem or batang in Malay is made from angsena woods

Keris Tajong Lurus Pamor - A 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 wood called kemuning, is finely and deeply carved in the form called the Tajong.  It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name. 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. A plain silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.

Keris Coteng Lurus TopenganA very rare example of a keris called the coteng from the southern Thailand region of Yala, Songkla or Narathiwat. Silver handle is finely repoussed in a bird like form typical of the coteng’s styles, depicting not a bird, but more of a squatting figurine, with long nasal horn, teeth and fangs, with the rather abstract finger postures at the front that has it roots in Buddhism. The sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains having two finely repoussed silver panels having a face or mask motif at the top panel called the topengan

Keris Malela Luk 5 Ulu Ayam Teleng A fine and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Terrenganu or Kelantan. Handle in the anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick form is finely carved of ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains. Top sheath is made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing as well as contrasting grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and a thick white brass or tembaga putih, ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. 

Keris Tajong Bangsa Agung Lurus – A fine and 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, with gold alloy or suassa inserts at places. The refinements of the carvings needs added mentioning, and the overall bold outlook and larger size is said to show higher status, or noble stature. The handle had been described by many references as a kingfisher. 

Keris Tajong Lurus Pamor AdegA 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 wood called kemuning, is finely and deeply carved in the form called the Tajong.  It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Adeg Toli-Toli A very fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the op sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with teh base of the hilt encased with fine brass wire weavings. The bottom stem has the top half encased with finely repoussed silver, and has the rare toil-toli or loop like attachments (meant for high status wear) at the front having the word “Allah” at the front. The bottom half of the stem is encased with fine brass wire weavings and a repoussed bottom tip.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Naga Siluman Kinatah Singa GajahA very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles are made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attacks. A gold plated brass ferrule or mendak selut with glass profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with three luks or waves, a prominent spine, and has the rare dragon at the base called the Naga Siluman. The face of the Naga is inlaid with 22K gold and also has gold inlaying works at the base cross piece of ganjar that shows an elephant and a lion,

Keris Bugis Lurus Sepokal Intan – A fine example of a keris from the Southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. The handle in the kerdas form, is made of wood and is fully encased with gilded brass and decorated with intans or low grade diamonds with traditionally faceted cuts. The bottom stem is also fully encased with a finely repoussed silver stem cover or pendok. Very long, thick and sturdy blade having the typical Bugis hexagonal cross section, and with arcing profile, it has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Pattern welded blade forged in the mlumah technique, has a peak formation at the base called the pamor ujung gunung or mountain peak.

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Petola Hujan Emas A very and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the jawa demam teleng form, is finely carved using dark hardwoods called kenaung  Top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing as well as a naturally occurring contrasting grain along the middle which is called kendit in Javanese and is highly sought after. Finely repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko with pierced through works, and repoussed silver panels at the bottom stem, completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with very sublime 9 waves or luks is referred to as petola in Malay.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Reflective Pamor A very good and rather rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is are made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called carita(?) in Javanese.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Pendok Tembaga Akhodiat - Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and the top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed thick brass with floral and geometrical motifs typical of the Bugis styles. A well repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features typical of the Bugis styles.

Keris Coteng Lurus Carita 610 A very rare example of a keris from the southern Thailand region of Patani. Handle in the typical coteng or bird like form is made from very well selected kemuning woods. Sheath is also very well made using kemuning for the top and angsana bottom stem. Base of hilt and bottom stem is encased with plain silver. Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent semi circular spine or tulang bulat, having shallow fullers flanking, and very well executed perabots, with and overall shape or dapor called carita in Malay. The blade is also well tempered as seen from the darker shades at the top three quarters of the blade, and it can lift a coin up with just a slight tap at the edges.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 17 Kala Wija Perak Penuh A fine example of a keris form the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the sheath are made from wood and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having filigree style motifs at the mouth of sheath. Very long and sturdy blade with the rare 17 waves or luks, typical Bugis style perabots or base features, and has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija in Javanese, referring to blades with 13 or more luks, which are meant for high status wear. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the melon skin, or kulit semangko variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Ganjar Seiras 1209 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath in the tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, having finely repoussed silver bands with floral motifs at the front and Islamic verses in Arabic at the back. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots, has the rare ganjar seiras i.e. the base cross piece made one with the blade. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 17 Pamor 810A very rare example of a long slashing keris sundang from the northern Borneo region of Sulu. Handle in the typical cockatoo bird form is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, having a rattan weaved base ferrule. The rather rare form of sheath is made from well grained and contrasting hardwoods, probably sono keling in Javanese, with well carved top sheath and a flaring, paddle like bottom stem. Long and very sturdy blade with rare 17 waves or luks (usually 3 to 13 luks) and prominent spine, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the region’s style. Pamor pattern shows a very condense central core formation, forged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The blade is also very well tempered as seen from the darker edges that extend till near the base.
 

Keris Sundang Melayu Lurus Pamor 510Very rare form of a long slashing keris called the sundang. From the northern Malaysian region of Kelantan or Terengganu, the handle is in the typical cockatoo bird pommel, and made from well grained hardwoods having a horn panels at the sides. Sheath also in the typical Malay sandang walikat form, also made from similar well grained wood as the handle. Long and very sturdy blade with very well executed base features or perabots, having a shallow fuller along the middle of the blade where pamor patterns are seen. Usually without contrasting pamor lines, this blade has the mid sectioned along the fullers, patterns arranged in the miring technique called lawe saukel (Javanese) or untwining thread.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 5 Nguku Bima 810 A good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Malay Riau Lingga. Handle in the unusual and rare upright pistol grip or kerdas form is made from hard and dark ebony woods. Top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods, with tiger’s stripe grain angsana bottom stem. A finely filigree copper ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 5 meandering luks or waves and prominent spine. It also has well executed and deep base features or perabots, using the less common nguku Bima or Bima’s claw. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique with overall pamor arrangements of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Patani Bugis Luk 9 Lebar 410 Another very good example of a keris from the Patani region encompassing northern Malaysia and southern Thailand. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. A finely repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Long, broad and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has very well executed base features or perabots, which has strong Bugis influences. Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Perak 610 Another good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the typical Bugis squarish form called the tebeng in Malay, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed thick silver stem cover or pendok bunton (Javanese). Very sturdy blade with 13 sublime luks and base features that includes the kembang kacang nguku bima (Javanese) or bima’s claw. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. Along the circumference, a few layers of lines are seen, and is called pamor wengkon.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 9 Adeg 310 – Another very good example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular regions of Selangor or Johore. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with a finely repoussed thick brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks, and unusually very simple, but strong base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor is referred to as sempana(?) in Javanese.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Patrem Perak 610 A very good example of keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in a semi bird form with jawa demam influences, is made of hard kemuning woods. Top sheath in the typical Palembang “boat” style, is also made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. A finely repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Rather short blade suggesting either boy’s or feminine (patrem in Javanese) use, is very sturdy with meandering 9 waves or luks, and very well executed deep perabots or base features. Pamor patterns are rather rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Sempana Ulu Fossil Garham 1209 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle n the jawa demam form is made form the rare fossilized mammoth molar. Top sheath in the typical Palembang boat like form is made form well selected kemuning woods with an angsena bottom stem. A repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks, has very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called sempana in Javanese.

Keris Palembang Luk 11 Kinatah Emas 610 A very good and rare example of keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Semi natural, or gana, handle, in the typical Palembang semi bird form, is made of hard kemuning woods. Top sheath in the typical Palembang “boat” style, is also made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. A finely repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Long and sturdy blade with sublime 11 waves or luks and prominent spine, and having well executed and deep perabots or base features. Floral tendril motifs of 18K gold inlaying works or kinatah emas, is seen adorning the base. Pamor patterns are rather rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique.

Keris Melayu Selatan Semenanjong Luk 7 Ganjar Seiras 810 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Johor or Selangor. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in the typical Malay tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains, having 16k gold alloy bands at the top and bottom. A thick and well repoussed gold plated brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and rare base features or perabots, that has the base cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base a peak like formation of pamor tiban and is called nunggak semi.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Perak Ujung Gunung - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made from kemuning wood with the top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing and burl (roots) grains. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom with floral and geometrical motifs typical of the Bugis styles. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features.

Keris Melayu Luk7 Perut Ular A very good and rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed gilded brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.  Sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Sostro Mas Intan A very good and rare example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with a well reposed brass cover or pendok. A well reposed silver ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and prominent spine that acts as the dragon’s body, has the base sculpted with a dragon or Naga Sostro with a small intan embedded in the mouth of the naga.

Keris Pedang Lombok Luk 9A very rare example of a keris from the eastern island of Lombok. Handle and sheath are made from hard and dark ebony woods and on the form called sandang walikat. The bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed silver panels with different motifs at the front and back. A silver ferrule studded with low grade rubies completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and the 9 waves or luks, located at the top half of the blade. The base of the blade has the features or perabots that has an overall shape or dapor called keris pedang, or a sword keris. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Keris Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Perak Toli-ToliA very and rare good example of a rather small keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Handle in a bird like form, and sheath are made of woods and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having the toli-toli or rope like feature at the front usually associated with status wear. Very sturdy straight blade with a rather arcing profile and a hexagonal cross section shows very strong Bugis influences, and has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. 

Keris Sundang Melayu Lurus Greneng A very good and rare example of a broad keris called the keris sundang. Usually of Mindanao in origin, and rarely from the Malaysian peninsular regions, the handle in the cockatoo form is made of kemuning woods with ivory side panels. The top sheath is in the sandang walikat (Javanese) form which is the typical form of Malay Sundang’s sheath. The bottom stem id made of dark ketengga woods with a kemuning bottom tip in the shape of the patat lipas or roaches back. A plain silver ferrule completes fittings. Long, very sturdy and broad blade is straight but having a very angular profile that has a term called sepokal in Malay.

Keris Sundang Sulu Lurus Perak A very good and rare example of a long and broad keris called the keris sundang, Sulu, Northern Borneo in origin. The hilt is made of kemuning woods in the typical cockatoo bird form, and has brass weaving works at the grip. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem encased with finely repoussed silver panels and bands. Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp with a straight, but slightly arcing profile. The perabots or base features are very well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and it also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca.

Keris Panjang Minang Kabau Perak Ulu Tandok A rare form of long keris which is also used for execution. Handle is of buffalo horn, and finely carved with pierced through works, in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda with the top lotus flower or teratai having 5 rather than the usual 3 tiers. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, with a rather elongated side that reflects the Minang Kabau styles. Both the sampir and the bottom stem is fully encased with finely repousses silver with floral and bird mitfs. A silver alloy pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long, slim and very sturdy blade with has all the typical characteristics of a keris panjang with very well executed grenengs or fretworks. 

Keris Panjang Minang Kabau Tandok Perak 209 A fine and rare example of a long keris called the keris panjang or penyalang. Buffalo horn handle in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, is finely carved with pierced through works and having 5 steps at the top lotus flower or teratai arrangements. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the typical Minang Kabau styles and is also made of horn.  Bottom stem is made of dark hard woods, with finely repoussed silver top and bottom panels and plain silver bands.

Keris Melayu Tok Chu Ukiran 410Very rare example of a large keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from hard kemuning woods and is finely carved with floral and geometrical motifs that need added mentioning. Wide and broad top sheath in the form associated to a chieftain or Datok, is made from very well selected kemuning woods, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods, with a kemuning wooden bottom tip. A pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very rare blade is long and broad, having rather plain base features or perabots, and shallow fullers flanking a rather sharp spine. The overall shape or dapor is called tok chu in Malay, or betok in Javanese.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 7 Perak 609 Another very good example of a keris from the eastern island if Sumbawa. With strong Bugis influences, the handle in the typical kerdas, or pistol grip form, as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Base of the hilt is encased with finely weaved silver wires, while the top of the sheath is made of buffalo horn. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover, with a silver ferrule or pendoko,

Keris Palembang Anak Alang Ulu Gading 510 A rare and very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle is made from ivory and is finely carved in the typical Palembang form of a squatting relief human figurine called the jawa demam. Top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form is made from dark ebony(?) woods, with the bottom stem made from angsana woods. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade is rather slim and has very well executed base features or perabots and shallow fullers along the middle. The overall shape or dapor is called keris anak alang, and shares similar characteristics with its longer cousin,

Keris Melayu Anak Alang Sampir Debek A good example of a rather slim keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the semi horse hood or tapak kuda form is made of buffalo horn. Top sheath is made of ketengga woods with the bottom stem of angsena woods, and has the joints at the middle instead of at the sides. A horn bottom tip in the form of the cockroaches back and a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade is slim and its overall shape or dapor is called anak alang. It is one of the 3 rather similar types of slim and long keris,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Kenanga Ginubah A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick plain brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and the typical Bugis hexagonal cross section, with very well executed perabots or base features.

Keris Bugsi Sulawesi Luk 9 Junjung Darjat Asihan Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and the top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with well repoussed thick silver alloy with floral and geometrical motifs typical of the Bugis styles, and rattan wrappings at the middle. A well repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with meandering 9 waves or luks having very well executed perabots or base features typical of the Bugis styles.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Lurus Pedaringan Kebak Very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern islands of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed brass, with a well reposed brass ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings. Very sturdy blade with rather plain base features or perabots having an angled profile has an overall shape

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Dhamar Murub Singa Barong 709 A fine and very rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Jogja styles, with the handle made of hard ebony or tayuman woods, and the top sheath made from very well selected trembalo woods, having and open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A silver granular mendak or ferrule completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine, and 3 waves or luks located at the top called dhamar murub. Other rare features include the singa barong or lion, inlaid with 18K gold, and the presence of another elongated picetan at the opposite side. Pamor patterns are also rare and are arranged in the miring technique

Keris Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Toli-Toli A fine and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Handle in the form of a board like figurine is fully encased with filigree and repoussed silver having ruby eye insets. The sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having the rope attachment (meant for status wear) at the front called the toil-toli, with low grade red ruby stone insets. Rather thick and very sturdy blade with an angular profile and plain base features with a flat surface and angled edges. It has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the mlumah technique, with the base showing a peak like formation called pamor ujung gunung,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Pendok Tembaga Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. The handle in the kerdas form, and the top sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with a finely repoussed brass stem cover, with a repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with an angular profile and rather plain base features has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal.

Keris Bugis Sumabwa Luk 15 Buntut Tembaga A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains, and a thick repoussed brass bottom tip. A well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks and a prominent thick spine. It also has very well executed perabots or base features with an overall shape or dapor called kala wija (Javanese).

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 13 Perak Ulu Fosil Garham Gajah A very good and fine example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Minang jawa demam form is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar. Wooden sheath if fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs at the front and geometrical motifs at the back. The top front of the bottom stem is also fitted with a silver attachment that has its significance as a status wear. A well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 13 luks and prominent spine, has very well executed base feature or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called sangkelat in Javanese.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Perak Full – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and sheath are made of hard woods, and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver having floral and geometrical motifs typical of the region’s styles. Very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots and an arcing profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal, typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations with a prominent contrasting pamor line

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Unthuk Banyu 710A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath in the tebeng or square form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger's stripe grains, and is encased with top and bottom panel of finely repoussed silver. A well filigree silver ferrule or pendoko, and finely weaved silver wires at the base of the hilt completes fittings. Very sturdy blade is straight, but has an arcing or angled profile. With a plain base or perabots, the overall shape or dapor is called sepokal in Malay.

Keris Melayu Terengganu Luk 9 Bungkem 810Very good and rare example of am keris from the northern Malaysian region of Terengganu. Very well carved handle in the jawa demam anak ayam teleng or cuddling chick form, as well as the square top sheath tebeng form, are made from very well selected ketengga woods with contrasting as well as flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 9 very sublime luks or waves called petola in Malay, and has the base features or perabots using the rare kembang kacang bungkem; where the elephant trunk like features is touching the blade.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Toli-Toli – A very rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and sheath are made of hard woods, and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver having the rare loop, or toil-toli outer sheath attachments having turquoise and blue sapphire stones profusions. The back of the bottom stem also has Arabic repoussed panels of verses from the Quran. Long and very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine. The base features or perabots are very well executed and complete. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Pamor Tiban Perak 0111 Another very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the Palembang’s version of the jawa demam form and top sheath are made from finely selected kemuning burl woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover, or pendok perak, having different motifs at the front and back. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and very well executed and rather complete base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called sempena in Javanese.

Keris Palembang Lurus Tilam Upih Ulu Gana A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the rare semi natural form called ulu gana, depicting a relief human figurine form is made from hard woods having a plain thick brass ferrule or mendak. Top sheath is also made of well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wooden bottom stem. Long and very sturdy straight blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Ganjar Wilut 0111 A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo styles with hilt made from very hardwood called cemara (?). Sheath is made from well selected trembalo woods with natural flashing grains and it is also made without any joint or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with well repoussed open brass stem cover or pendok blewah, exposing the single piece of wood used. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks located at the bottom half of the blade. With a prominent spine and deep sogokan the perabots is also using the less common wavy base cross piece or ganjar wilut.

Keris Tajong Patani Pandai Saras 1010 A very good and rare example of keris from Patani, an area covering the southern tip of Thailand including Kelantan, northern Malaysia. Its unique handle made of hard and well selected kenaung or ebony woods, is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong. It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name. 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.

Keris Palembang Sepokal Tikel Alis 610 Another good and rare example of keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in a semi human relief form and top sheath in the typical Palembang “boat” style, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods, with a thick plain brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings. Very sturdy straight blade, with prominent spine and an angular profile called sepokal in Malay. The straight or lurus profile with plain base features or perabots, the tikel alis very pronounced.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Tulang Bulat 1109 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Well carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana wood with tiger’s stripe grains, and a well carved kemuning bottom tip. A plain silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent semi-circular spine or tulang bulat, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the Bugis Sulawesi styles that depicts the profile of an elephant at the gandik or blunt side of the base.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Jalak Sumerlang Gandring A fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, with a feligree ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent thick spine and deep fullers flanking. This blade has an overall shape or dapor called jalak sumerlang gandringi n Javanese.

Keris Cirebon Lurus Kelingan 0611 Very rare example of a keris from the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Rare handle form depicting the hidden elephant deity Ganesha, and made from hard and dark ebony woods having a thick brass base ferrule or selut. Top sheath in the form less commonly seen but typical of Cirebon style is also made from dark and hard ebony woods. Newly restored bottom stem is made from angsana(?) woods having a silver alloy band at the neck joint. Typically longer than the central Javanese blades, it is very sturdy with base features or perabots that includes the picetan, prominent and long tikel alis and the minimal fretworks or grenengs. The overall shape or dapor is called jalak ngore(?).

Keris Jawa Lurus Melati Rinonce 0111 Another rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman solo styles are made from very well selected kemuning woods with the sheath made from a single piece of bored wood without any joints, or called seiras. Bottom stem is encased with a well repoussed, front open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. Long and rather sturdy blade with plain base features and an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Ujung Gunung 1109 Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana wood with tiger’s stripe grains, with a bone bottom tip. A thick, well cheisel brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the Bugis Sulawesi styles.

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Pamor Meteor 0111 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles with hilt made from very dark hardwood called kendayan(?). Sheath is made from very well selected woods with natural contrasting grains called gemia(?). Bottom stem is fully encased with well a finely repoussed silver stem cover or pendok bunton, Long and very sturdy blade with 9 prominent waves or luks having a prominent spine and well executed base features or perabots.

Keris Panjang Lurus Perak 0111 Another very good and rare example of a long keris form the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form are made from dark hard woods. Bottom stem is made of buffalo horn with well repoussed silver bands. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long, slim and sturdy blade with prominent has double fullers or sogokan flanking, and very well executed base features or perabots

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Pendito PatremAnother rare example of a short keris from the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta styles, with sheath made of well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring two toned grained called pelet. Rather short blade that strongly suggest feminine use or patrem in Javanese. With three waves or luks, the base has a small squatting figurine below the elephant trunk or kembang kacang, called pendito or meditating priest.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Patrem 0111 A good example of a rather small keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Newly made fittings using well selected kemunig woods for the kerdas or pistol grip hilt form, and the square tebeng form for the top sheath. Bottom tip is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or garham gajah. A plain brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Short and very sturdy blade with three meandering waves or luks and base features or perabots typical of the Bugis “rugged” sea faring styles.

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Ulu Gading 710 Very good and rather rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Minang Kabau’s version of the jawa demam, is made from elephant ivory. Top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods having finely repoussed silver panels with floral motifs at the front and checkered motifs at the back. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots, and having the rare gandik kebotekan;- fretwork incisions at the blunt side of the base.

Keris Pedang Bali - Another rare example of a very long keris from the island of Bali or Lombok called the keris pedang or sword keris. Handle and 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. A brass ferrule or mendak with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Exceptionally long and sturdy blade has the base and ganjar or cross piece made without a gandik (blunt part), and with the sharp edge 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.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ulu Tandok Rusa 0411A very good example of a rather short keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from the less common white deer horn or tandok rusa putih. The top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased finely repoussed silver having floral motifs at the front and circumference motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and perabots or base features that are complete and deeply executed sogokans or base fullers. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Riau Lingga Lurus Wengkon 0411A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Malay Riau Lingga. Handle in typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng for, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs at the front and only perimeter motifs at the back. Thick and very sturdy straight or lurus blade, with rather plain base features and prominent “belly” at the mid section, has an overall shape or dapor called jalak tilam upih in Javanese. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor wos uath or scattered rice.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ujung Gunung Nunggak Semi A very good example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath are both made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has very well executed perabots or base features with a flat surface and angled edges.

Keris Melayu Anak Alang Ulu Tandok 710 A very good and rather rare example of a slim keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Well carved handle in the tapak kuda or horses’ hoof form, is made from buffalo horn, having a white metal ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath, or sampir in Malay, is made in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a kemuning bottom tip. Long, slim and very sturdy blade with well executed base features especially the grenengs or fretworks, has an overall shape or dapor called anak alang. Its shape is very similar to the executioner’s keris or keris panjang, and this resemblance attach it to status wear.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Nunggak Semi 810 A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bone or Makassar. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains, having 3 carved white deer horn panels at the front. A finely repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, that has an overall shape or dapor called carita in Javanese. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Tikel Alis 1210 A good and rather rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods, with the bottom stem having plain silver and filigree bands having a patat lipas or cockroaches’ back bottom tip. A thick well repoussed brass alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with rather plain but very well executed base features or perabots that has a very prominent tikel alis. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Toli-Toli A very fine example of a rather short keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form is fully encased with thick silver using fine filigree and granulation techniques, and overlaid at places with18K gold petal works. It is also studded with red rubies at the front. The sheath is also fully encased using similar gold and silver techniques, and has the rare toil-toli or loop like attachments (meant for high status wear) at the front having rubies and emeralds profusions.

Keris Sumbawa Luk 5 Dua Kembang Kacang Unthuk Banyu Very good, rare and fine example of a keris from the eastern islands of Sumbawa. Handle made from buffalo horn is well carved with floral motifs typical of the region’s styles. Top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains having a well carved buffalo horn top cover. Bottom stem is made of dark hardwoods having a horn bottom tip. A filigree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Bugis Sulwawesi Lurus Topengan Perak - Another fine and very rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas and the top sheath is made of finely selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of woods and is fully encased with finely repousse silver, and extending to cover the top sheath as a mask or topengan, depicting the "bintulu".  A thick silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with an arcing profile called sepokal in Malay, and a hexagonal cross section, typical of the Bugis styles.

Keris Bugis Luk 11 Perak Penuh – A fine example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and sheaths are made of wood, and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Long and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and 11 sublime waves, has very well executed and deep perabots or base features which are typical of the region's styles. Pamor patterns are very condensed and are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Patrem 0111 Another very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the semi bird form and tops sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a finely repoussed silver ferrule or selut to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots with a very smooth surface. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity. The short nature of the keris suggest either a boy’s or feminine use called “patrem” Javanese.

Keris Jawa Lurus Hujan EmasA very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman styles are made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occurs due to fungal attack on that particular part of the tree. A finely repoussed silver stem cover or pendok bunton has the repousse works both at the front and back. A thick silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy straight blade, with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor pattern are rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Jangkung Mangkurat 509 A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the Solo gayaman styles with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods and the top sheath made of well selected pellet woods with naturally occurring dark grains. Wooden bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A silver alloy mendak or ferrule with crystal profusions completes fittings. Long, very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and a prominent spine, has an overall shape or dapor called jangkung mangkurat.

Keris Jawa Lurus Tri Warna 809A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman surakarta forms with the hilt made of horn and top sheath made of very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. A brass mendak or ferrule completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine, has very minimal base features or perabots, and has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are rare and are forged in the miring technique showing three different pamor arrangements. At the base a peak like formation is seen and is called pamor ujung gunung, with a single vertical pamor line along the middle of the blade called pamor sada saler.

Keris Jawa Lurus Pendito Tambal 510 A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo forms are made from very well selected pelet woods form the top sheath and hard tayuman woods for the hilt, with the bottom stem encased with an open plain brass stem cover or pendok blewah. Very rare blade, has a small figurine at the base or gandik, and is called the pendito or meditating man. Pamor patterns are also very rare and has an overall background pamor arranged in the technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Gana Meteor 510 Another good and rare example of keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Rare handle in a semi natural form of a relief human figurine, made of hard and dark ebony woods. Top sheath in the typical Palembang “boat” style, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods, with a thick plain brass pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings. Long and exceptionally sturdy blade, for its rather small size, feels heavy upon handling. The straight or lurus profile with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih (Javanese).

Keris Jawa Lurus Rojo Gundolo 809 A good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles, with the top sheath or wrangka made of tayuman(?) woods and the handle of kemuning woods. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass cover or pendok blewah having a black velvet cloth central panel. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy straight blade with a slightly bulging central rib, has plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called mesem(?). Pamor patterns are rather rare, and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

Keris Jawa Lurus Naga Siluman 509A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings are in the ladrangan Solo style, with the hilt made of well selected jati gembol or burl wood, and the top sheath or wrangka, made from low grade cendana or sandal woods. Wooden bottom stem is encased with an open repoussed brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass mendak or ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine having the base features that includes a crowned dragon at the base called the naga siluman, with the spine acting as the naga’s body

Keris Jawa Jogja Kulit Penyu Lurus Jalak NgoreA good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the gayaman jogja form and is made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack on a specific part of the tree. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah exposing the middle with the rare turtle shell. Sturdy blade with prominent spine has well executed and deep base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Sengkol A good and rare example of a keris form the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the sandang walikat forms are made from well selected woods with natural flashing grains, and a silver ferrule studded with zircons completes fittings. Broad and sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks has a rare overall shape or dapor called sengkol. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance eth owner’s material well being.

Keris Jawa Lurus Megantara – A fine and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The fittings in the gayaman Solo styles with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods, and the top sheath is made of well selected woods with natural occurring gains called pellet awar-awar which is resembling clouds. The bottom stem is fully encased with a thick brass cover or pendok, and has fine floral motifs, done with pierced through or kerawangan works. The ferrule or mendak is made of brass, with fine brass granules technique. The fine blade is thick and very sturdy with a prominent thick spine and very well executed perabots or base features

Keris Bali Lombok Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras Uler LulutA very good and rare example of a  keris from the island of Bali or Lombok. Fittings in the typical gayaman Bali/Lombok styles are made from very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. A granulated silver ferrule or mendak studded with low grade rubies completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering luks or waves has the base features or perabots using the unusual kembang kacang resembling a bird rather than an elephant’s profile. The base cross piece or ganjar is made one with the blade, and is called ganjar seiras.

Keris Bali Lurus Tulang Tebal Ulu Kendit Another very good example of a keris from the island of Bali. Fittings in the gayaman Bali forms and are made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains that occurs due to fungal attacks. The handle is having a singular ring grain along the middle, is rare, and is called pelet kendit. A silver ferrule or mendak with semi precious stones insertions completes fittings. Very long and exceptionally sturdy blade, having a thick prominent spine and very well executed and deep base features or perabots.

Keris Bali Luk 9 Pelet Perak – A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali with the handle and top sheath made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is also made of pelet woods, and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver at the back, and the front top and bottom tip, exposing the pelet woods at the front. A silver ferrule or mendak studded with blood red garnet stones completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks has well executed base features or  perabots that is deep and typical of the Balinese styles. Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique, a

Keris Lombok Luk 13 Pendita Blarak – A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Lombok. Handle in the typical Lombok or Bali styles, is made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Top sheath in the sandang walikat form is made from dark sono kling woods. Bottom stem is also made of pelet woods with natural contrasting grains, with a silver ferrule studded with colored semi precious stones completes fittings. Very long and sturdy blade with 13 waves and prominent spine has the base or gandik made with the figurine of a preacher or pendita in a sitting/praying posture. The kembang kacang (elephant’s trunk) interestingly becomes the pendita’s hair that extends forward and downwards.

Keris Panjang Penyalang Riau Lingga Tandok PerakA very good and rare example of a long keris called the keris panjang or penyalang, from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Fittings are made of buffalo horn, with the handle in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon.  Wooden bottom stem has well repoussed silver panels at the neck and bottom. A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and deep fullers flanking till the tip, with very well executed base features or perabots.

Keris Panjang Riau Lurus Perak A rare form of long keris which is also used for execution. Handle is made of buffalo horn, and carved in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form and the bottom stem or gandar are made kemuning woods with top and bottom repoussed silver panels. A thick and well reposed brass pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.  Long, slim and sturdy blade with a plain gandik, and all the typical features of a keris panjang having a very thick base and thinning along the tip.  

Keris Panjang Riau Ulu Teratai 5 Tingkat A rare form of long keris which is also used for execution. Handle is of buffalo horn, and carved in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda with the top lotus flower or teratai having 5 rather than the usual 3 tiers. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains.. Bottom stem or gandar is made of dark hardwoods with a horn bottom tip. A silver alloy pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.  Long, slim and very sturdy blade with two fullers along the middle has all the typical features of a keris panjang with a well executed grenengs or fretworks. The long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's keris is very appropriate.

Keris Sundang Sulu Lurus Pamor Adeg Wengkon A very good and rare example of a long keris called the sundang of Sulu, north Borneo in origin. Handle in the typical cockatoo form is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, and having rattan weaving at the hand grip. Top sheath is in the rare form that resembles a boat like characteristics, is also made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena(?) woods with a plain brass bottom tip encasement. Long, very sturdy and still sharp blade, has very well executed base features or perabots, and has the clip like feature attaching the hilt to the base called the baca-baca or asang-asang. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 11 Greneng A very good and rare example of a long and broad keris called the keris sundang, of Sulu, Northern Borneo in origin. The hilt is made of a kemuning wooden top and buffalo horn base with a plain brass ferrule. Top sheath is made of dark woods and has circumference carvings. The bottom stem is wrapped with rattan and has the words “Jack XX PI”, probably denoting an American war vet bring back. Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp with 11 slender waves or luks. The perabots or base features are very well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and the rare grenengs which are pierced through that suggest high status wear (Dato’?). It also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca

Keris Madura Lurus Ladrangan Batu Lapak – A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Madura styles and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Handle is made of hard and dark woods and is finely carved in the forms typical of the region’s styles. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A well repoussed silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very long and very sturdy blade with a thick prominent spine and base features that are rather plain, and this has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Bali Lurus Pelet Tebal – A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali with the handle and sheath made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. A brass ferrule or mendak studded with red garnet (couple missing) stones completes fittings. Very long and very sturdy straight blade with thick prominent spine and deep base features or  perabots or base features that are very well executed in the typical Balinese styles.

Keris Lombok Luk 15 Ganjar Seiras Pelet A very good and rare example of a keris form the island of Lombok. Handle in the typical gadoan styles is made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. The top sheath is made of hard ebony wood, with the bottom stem having the front panel with very well selected pelet woods, and painted at the back. A silver mendak with low grade gemstones completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and the rare 15 waves or luks (more common are luks from 3 to 13) has well executed perabots or base feature. The base cross piece or ganjar is also made one with the blade,

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras Meteor A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa that has strong Bugis influence. Handle made of hard kemuning woods, is in the kerdas form, but is unusually having the front with the jawa demam characteristics. Top sheath also made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains having the top of buffalo horn. Bottom stem is made of hard angsena(?) woods with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko complet

Keris Bali Lurus Pogokon Kebo Lajer A good example of a keris from the island of Bali. Sheath in the gayaman Bali styles are made from well selected pellet woods with natural flashing grains, with a buffalo horn hilt in the form of insect called kurisi. Brass mendak or ferrule studded with glass profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine, has well executed base features or perabots that includes the rare kembang kacang pogokan. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique

Keris Bugis Riau Lurus Ganjar Seiras Batu Lapak A very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheaths are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed and thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade with well executed base features or perabots, and has the base cross piece or ganjar made one

Keris Bali Lurus Buntil Mayit A good example of a keris from the island of Bali. Fittings in the gayaman Bali styles are made from well selected pellet woods with natural flashing grains. Brass mendak or ferrule studded with glass profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with well executed base features or perabots, is also having the base cross piece made one with the blade, and is called ganjar seiras. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique of the buntil mayit or death shroud variations.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras Nunggak Semi A very good and rare example of a keris for the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human relief form, and the top sheaths are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a finely repoussed silver ferrule to complete fittings. Thick and very sturdy straight blade has rather plain base features or perabots, with the rare ganjar seiras, where the base cross piece is made one with the blade.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Sepokal Pamor Wos Utah A very good example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains, and a thick wooden bottom tip. Very sturdy straight blade with an angular profile and a plain base, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal (Malay).

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Pendok Tembaga 510 Another good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the typical Bugis squarish form called the tebeng in Malay, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed thick brass stem cover or pendok bunton (Javanese). Very sturdy blade with 9 sublime luks and base features that includes the kembang kacang nguku bima (Javanese) or bima’s claw. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base a peak like formation of pamor tiban is seen, and is called nunggak semi.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 9 Ulu Tandok 909 A very good and rather rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatra or southern Malaysian peninsular regions of Riau Lingga. The handle is made from buffalo horn, and is in a very rare form of the jawa demam with strong kerdas or pistol grip characteristics. Top sheath in the tebeng form is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, with the bottom stem is made from well selected bongo woods having a kemuning bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches’ back form. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Kala Wija 909 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath in the tebeng forms, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. The bottom stem is made form angsena woods with a kemuning bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very long and sturdy blade with prominent spine and rare 15 waves, has very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called kala wija. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulti semangko or melon skin pamor. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Pamor Luwuk - A good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle is well carved in the kerdas form is made from dark kenaung woods with the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a flaring kemuning wooden bottom tip. Thick and very sturdy blade is rather short, with plain base features and an angled profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay,

Keris Jawa Lurus Brojol Junjung Darjat 510An old and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo forms with the handle made from hard tayuman woods, and the sheath made from pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains, and is made from a single piece of wood, or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with an open front (showing the single piece of wood without any joints) thick plain brass cover or pendok blewah. Thick and very sturdy and heavy blade, with rather minimal base features and a rather short and broad overall outlook, is called brojol. It is said to be used by mid wife in assisting her line of work.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Pelet Kendit 310Another very rare and good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions, or Jawa timur. Fittings in the gayaman branggah forms, with the handle made of very well selected pelet woods having a sought after, naturally occurring, dark grained horizontal line at the middle called pelet kendit. The sheath or wrangka, is also made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. A well repousssed brass mendak or ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Jalak Mesem, Bawang SebungkalA very good and rather rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the typical Javanese planner or patra forms is made from hard trembalo(?) woods. The top sheath or wrangka in the gayaman branggah form is made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. A thick plain brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick, rather broad and very sturdy blade with prominent spine, has the base features or perabots very well executed and deep. It has an overall shape or dapor called jalak mesem.

Keris Bugis Sualwesi Sepokal Panjang Another very good and long example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. The well carved handle in the kerdas form, and the top sheath, are made from kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a kemuning bottom tip. A plain brass ferrule or pendoko complete fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with an angular profile and rather plain base features has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Its length needs added mentioning, at more than 18 inches,

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 7 Pamor Miang 0111 Very good and rare example of a short keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath in the typical Minang Kabau, buffalo horn influenced form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made angsana woods with plain silver bands. A thick plain brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Rather short but very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots, having angled edge or gusen and an overall shape or dapor  called carita(?) (Javanese).

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 3 Seiras 510 Another rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas form is made from dark woods (ebony?) and top sheath made from kemuning woods with naturally occurring flashing and contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of wood having a plain silver band. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Rather short and sturdy blade with 3 prominent waves or luks has well executed perabots as well as the rare ganjar seiras i.e. base cross piece made one with the blade. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations, which is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

Keris Madura Lurus Qul Buntet Wengkon A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Madura. Fittings in the Madura kerang or shell forms, is finely carved with pierced through works at the side of the top sheath and hilt. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass stem cover or pendok blewah. Long, very sturdy and straight blade with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor pattern are rare and are arranged in the miring technique, showing a swirl pattern at the base called pamor qul buntet, and having well controlled circumference pamor line called the pamor wengkon or tepen.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 PatremA very good example of a short keris most probably made for a boy from noble family. From the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau Lingga, with both, the handle in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and a kemuning bottom tip. A well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Kulit Semangka - A very good example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having finely repoussed silver top and bottom panels with Quranic verses at the back and fine floral motifs at the front. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has the base features or perabots well executed.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 NagaA rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s step grains. Finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom sheath having Quranic verses at the back. Sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks with the base having the Naga or dragon, and a prominent spine that acts as the body of the Naga. Pattern welded blade with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Selut Perak AnyamanAnother very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, is made from well selected kemuning woods having the base encased with finely weaved silver wires. The mendak or ferrule is of silver with filigree works. The top sheath is also made of well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A horn bottom tip or buntut completes the fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has the base features or perabots using the kembang kacang nguku bima or

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Sempena Ujung Gunung A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human figurine relief form is made from hard kemuning woods having a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath is also made of well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wooden bottom stem. Very sturdy straight blade with 9 sublime luks or waves has very well executed base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called sempana in Javanese. Pamor patterns are condense, and are well arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin formation.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Naga Fossil Garham – A very good and rare example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar, or graham gajah. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with an open reposed brass cover or pendok blewah with a red velvet cloth centre panel. A filigree brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with five meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine that acts as the dragon’s body. The base is sculpted with a dragon or Naga which is inlaid with 18 karat gold.

Keris Lampung Luk 7 Perak A very rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Lampung. The wooden hilt is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, and in a bird like form with a squatting poster. Top sheath and the bottom stem are also fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, has a rather broad base and a hexagonal cross section that suggest the Bugis influence, which is not surprising as the region proximity with Bugis Riau. Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations with a prominent peak like formation at the base

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 15 Perak A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover or pendok. A plain silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks and a prominent thick spine. It also has very well executed perabots or base features with an overall shape or dapor called kala wija (Javanese).

Keris Bugis Riau Batu Lapak Ulu Gading – A fine example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau. Finely carved Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of ivory and is having a finely repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver with different motifs at the front and back. Thick and very sturdy blade is straight but having an arcing profile, and with the typical Bugis hexagonal cross section, it has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. Pattern welded blade with condense pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, and of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Palembang Lurus Andha Agung A very good and rare example of a keris for the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human relief form, and the top sheaths in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a finely repoussed silver ferrule to complete fittings. Long, sturdy straight blade has rather plain base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are rare, and are arranged both in the mlumah technique (base background) as well as the miring technique

Keris Palembang Lurus Jalak NgoreAnother very good example of a keris from southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle is made of hard and well selected kemuning woods and in a human relief form typical of the region’s style. A finely repoussed silver ferrule completes the hilt. Top sheath or sampir in Malay is alos made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very long and sturdy blade with prominent thick spine and rather plain base features or perabots that includes the picetan, and very minute grenengs or fretworks. The overall, shape or dapor is called jalak ngore in Javanese. Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlunah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Tajong Lurus Perak -A 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 dark wood called kenaung, is finely and deeply carved in the form of the Tajong. It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name. 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. 

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 11 Ulu Graham –  A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of fossilized mammoth molar, or graham gajah. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having different motifs at the front and back. Long and sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks, has the base features or perabots very well and deeply executed. Pattern welded blade with condense pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, and of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Keris Jawa Lurus Adeg Hujan Mas A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles are made from hard and well selected timoho? woods. A finely repoussed thick brass stem cover or pendok bunton and a brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy straight blade, with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor pattern are rare and shows two different pamor patterns.

Keris Bugis Riau SepokalA very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and sheaths are made from very well selected burl woods or gambol. A repoussed and pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very long and sturdy blade with an angular profile and a hexagonal cross section that has strong Bugis influences. With a rather plain base, it has an overall, shape or dapor called sepokal. Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations with a prominent peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung,

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 “Chieftain” – A very good example of a keris from southern Malaysian peninsular regions, encompassing the southern Sumatran islands of Riau Lingga. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of kemuning woods with the large top sheath made of well selected kemuning wood with flashing grains. The size of the sheath is also reflecting the status which is usually meant for a chieftain. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. A well repoussed silver ferrule

Keris Melayu Malela Luk 5 Lawe Saukel Kusiwo – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions or Terengganu or Kelantan. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in a rare form called the kusiwo or pucuk kacang, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made form angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grain with a pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings. Very study rare blade with 5 waves or luks and prominent thick semi circular spine or tulang bulat, has very well executed and deep base features or perabots,

Keris Minang Luk 5 Pamor Miang Tulang 609 A good and rather rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Minang jawa demam form is made from buffalo bone. Top sheath is made of ebony wood having a buffalo bone top and bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches back form. A thick silver plated brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks and prominent thick spine, has very well executed and deep perabots or base features.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Pamor Adeg 709 A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and is encased with repoussed brass alloy. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and a rather thick hexagonal cross section, with typical Bugis perabots or base features.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Sampir Lebar Another good example, of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. A filigree brass ferrule or pendoko complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with a prominent arcing profile has the overall shape or dapor called sepokal, and having angled edges that has a hexagonal cross sectioned blade. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Ganjar Seiras 709 Another good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Restored bottom stem is made of wood, with a thick repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with11 meandering waves or luks and typical Bugis perabots or base features, having the base cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.

Keris Malela Carita Luk 7 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Terrenganu or Kelantan. Handle in the kerdas form is made from hard ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains, and the top sheath is made of kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and an ivory bottom tip. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 meandering luks and a prominent spine with deep double fullers has the base features or perabots very well executed with the typical malela features.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Nunggak Semi 709 Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood, with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Rather longer than usual, and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and typical Bugis perabots or base features.

Keris Jawa Solo Luk 13 Parungsari 609 A good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman surakarta forms, with the handle made of hard tayuman woods and the top sheath made of well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain thick brass cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long and sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks, has very well executed base features or perabots,

Keris Patani Lurus Carita Sabit Bulan – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of finely selected angsena woods with very tight tiger’s stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, has and overall shape or dapor is called Carita in Malay.

Keris Tajong Lurus Sampir Seiras – A 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. The sheath or sampir in Malay, is made from well selected kemuning(?) woods, and is made from a single piece of wood (no joints) and is termed serias. Its very unique handle, made of hard and dark wood called kenaung, is finely and deeply carved in the form called the Tajong.  It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called "Pekaka" by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name.

Keris Banjarmasin Lurus Puser Bumi A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Kalimantan region of Banjar Masin. Handle in the typical Banajari style is made of gilded brass studded with intans, or low grade diamonds, and zircon replacements with a small amethyst at the top. Top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and an ivory bottom tip. Sturdy straight blade with an angled profile has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with three circular formation in the

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Pendok PerakAnother very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical bird like form is actually depicting a figurine with fangs and hairs. Top sheath in the typical boat like form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed silver with floral and geometrical motifs. A well repousse silver ferrule completes fittings. Rather long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks has very well executed and rather complete base features or perabots.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Kelingan LadranganA very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo form and is made from well selected hard woods with natural tight grains. Bottom stem is encased with a finely repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton . Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks,a nd a thick prominent spine with well executed base features or perabots . It has an overall shape or dapor called sangkelat.   

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Sostro Kinatah Emas Yakub – A fine and lavish example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Handle in the typical nuggak semi form is carved with pierced through patras, and additional facial motifs called putri kinurung. Together with the top sheath in the ladrangan Surakarta forms, both are made from agar wood or kayu gahru, which is sought after more for its fragrance. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with a thick silver alloy outer cover or pendok bunton having pierced through works and semi precious yakub stones insertions and a red velvet cloth base. 

Keris Jawa Solo Luk 9 Ladrangan Seiras Nunggak Semi 609 A good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan surakarta forms, with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods and the top sheath made from a single piece of well selected cendana or sandal woods. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain thick brass cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 very sublime waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called sempana. Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos uitah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Timur Luk 9 Dwi WarnaA very good and rare example of a keris form the eastern Javanese regions. Fittings in the ladrangan branggah styles, with the hilt made of hard and dark tayuman(?) woods and the top sheath or wrangka made of well selected trembalo woods. The bottom stem is fully encased with a finely repoussed silver pendok or stem cover. Sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and has an overall shape or dapor called sempena in Javanese. Pamor patterns are complicated and are arranged both in the miring and the mlumah technique.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 5 Wengkon Pamor Miang – Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a kemuning wooden bottom tip. Very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots with a flat surface and angled edge making it having a hexagonal cross section. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Buntut Tandok A very good and rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is aremade of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with a prominent triangular spine and the rare 15 waves or luks has the base features or perabots well executed, with double shallow fuller running along the spine till midway up the blade. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Ujung Gunung 809 Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of bugis. Handle in the kerdas form as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves and well executed base features or perabots typical of the bugis styles. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor wos utah or scattered rice. At the base a peak like formation is seen and is called ujung gunung. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Junjung Darjat A rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A filigree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and good base features or perabots with an angled edges or gusen, has the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and has a peak like formation at the base

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Bungkem Another good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. Very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks and a hexagonal cross section sowing the strong Bugis influences in the region. The base feature or perabots using the kembang kacang bungkem, referring to the small hole at the blunt side of the base. Pamor patterns are condense and arranged in the mlumah technique.

Keris Melayu Debek Luk 3 Ulu Garham A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan or Trrengganu. Handle in the typical Malay jawa demam style is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or graham gajah. Top sheath in the debek form, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tight tiger’s stripe grains that occur due to windy conditions. A thick, well chiseled brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Keris Patani Lurus Carita Tulang Bulat A very good and rare example of a keris from northern Malaysian peninsular region of Patani, also encompassing the southern Thailand region of Songkla, Narathiwat etc. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is are made of very well selected ketengga woods with natural flashing and contrastinjg grains. The bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko to complete the fittings. Very long and sturdy blade with thick and prominent circular spine, or tulang bulat in Malay.

Keris Panjang Lurus Riau Lingga 709 A rare example of a long keris from the Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the tapak kuda or horse hoof’s form is made of hard dark woods, with the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form. The bottom stem or gandar is encase with a plain silver at the top and silver rings along the base with a horn bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches back form. Very long and slim, but very sturdy straight blade with well executed base features of perabots typical of the keris panjang. Use for execution by thrusting the blade into the left shoulder downwards towards the heart. It is said to be bloodless. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Panjang Palembang Luk 33 Naga A very rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. The handle is made of kemuning woods and in the form of a human figurine. Top sheath in the sabit bulan form is made from well selected ketenga woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a kemuning bottom tip and plain thick brass bands. Long blade with rare 33 waves and has the figure of the Naga or dragon at the base. The base cross piece or ganjar, is also made on with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.

Keris Panjang Palembang Lurus Sogokan Perak A very good example of a rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! From the southern Sumatran region of Palembang, the human relief form of handle with the top sheath or sampir in Malay, of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made wood, and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having floral motifs at the front top half and geometrical motifs at the bottom half and back. Well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. 

Keris Melayu Debek (Betok) Dwi WarnaA rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular states of Terrenganu. Handle in the anak ayam teleng form is well made and with hard kenaung woods. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A repousse brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Broad blade is typical of the form called debek in Malay or betok in Javanese. The base of the Blade has an elongated belalai gajah and called akuk tinggi, or kebo teki in Javanese.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Another good example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the bottom stem are made of angsena woods with the top sheath made of hard teak(?) woods or jati. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 waves and having well executed perabots or base features. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called pamor kulit semangka, or melon’s skin.

Keris Jawa Betok Puser Bumi A very rare example of a rather small and broad keris from the central Javanese regions. Handle in the bondolan form is made of pellet woods with natural contrasting grains, and the sheath in the sandang walikat forms is made from stained woods. A brass ferrule or mendak with colored glass stones completes fittings. Short and sturdy blade with a rather broad profile, has an overall shape or dapor called betok. Pamor patterns are very condense with many unplanned pamor tibans, arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. At the base of the blade, arranged in the miring technique,

Keris Jawa Lurus Nunggak Semi Another good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman solo styles are made from pellet woods with natural spotted dark grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A finely granule brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Rather slim and flimsy straight blade with rather plain perabots or base features has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows a peak like formation at the base called pamor nunggak semi. Above it are sparsely spots called pamor pulo tirto or thousand islands.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 11 Pogokan - Another very good example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles with the handle made of tayuman woods with flashing grains, and the top sheath or wrangka made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton with a brass ferrule or mendak having colored glass insertions, to complete fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks and a prominent spine has well executed and deep base features or perabots that uses the kembang kacang pogokan instead of the usual kembang kacang or elephant’s trunk like features

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Hujan Emas A good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the gayaman jogja form and is made from well selected trembalo woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah exposing the middle using black velvet cloth. Sturdy blade with prominent spine has well executed base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Adeg Ganjar Seiras A good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The typical regional form of handle in a bird like figurine form, and the top sheath are made of hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has well executed perabots or base features, and also has the rare ganjar seiras or base cross piece made one with the blade. 

Keris Bahari Riau Pamor Adeg A very good example of a rather short keris called the keris bahari,  from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made of well selected angsena woods with a buffalo horn bottom tip. Very sturdy straight blade is rather slim, and has features similar to its bigger “cousins” that is the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The overall form is called the keris anak alang, and like its cousin, is meant for status wear. 

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Ladrang Seiras Blarak Ngirid A very good and rare example of a keris form the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles, with the hilt made of hard and dark tayuman(?) woods and the top sheath or wrangka made from a single piece (seiras) of very well selected teak burl or jati gembol woods. The bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah that exposes the single piece of wood used for the sheath. Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and has very well executed base features or perabots,

Keris Jawa Lurus Pogokan Ron Genduru A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Suarkarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo styles has the handle made of very hard woods with a gold plated silver ferrule or mendak having roughly cut yaklut stone profusions. The sheath is made from well selected trembalo woods and is made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is made of brass/bronze alloy with an open front exposing the single piece of wood. Thick and very sturdy blade has very well defined base features or perabots having the blunt part

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 11 Pogokan Perak A good example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath are made from hard woods, with the bottom stem having well repoussed silver panels. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks, has well defined base features or perabots, which is using the rare kembang kacang pogokan.

Keris Jawa Betok (Tindih) Putut Kembar A rare example of a small keris from the central Javanese regions. Handle in the bondolan form and sheath in the sandang walikat forms, are made from hard teak woods with the handle using teak burl or jati gembol.  Thick, broad and heavy blade, has an overall shape or dapor called betok. It also has two figurine in a meditating posture at the base called the putut kembar. The ferrule or metok is also made with the same metals as the blade.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 7 Meteor Another very good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas form, and the top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and 7 waves or luks, has the base features or perabots very well executed.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Ujung Gunung Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and a well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots in the typical Bugis styles with a hexagonal cross section. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with a peak formation at the base of the blade called pamor ujung gunung, and above it are pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variation.

Keris Coteng Luk 5A very rare example of a keris called the coteng from the southern Thailand region of Yala, Songkla or Narathiwat. Handle is finely carved in a bird like form typical of the coteng’s styles, depicting not a bird, but more of a squatting figurine, with long nasal horn, teeth and fangs, with the rather abstract finger postures at the front that has it roots in Buddhism. The sheath is made from well selected hard red woods (?), with a pierced through silver ferrule completing the fittings. Rather short and very sturdy blade with typical triangular spine has the base features or perabots very well executed.

Keris Patani Luk 7 Carita – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Patani and Kelantan. Handle in the form of the pekaka is made of kemuning woods, with the top sheath in a very unusual form made of teak woods. The bottom stem is of angsena, and bottom tip is in the form called the patat lipas, or roaches' back. Long and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and deep double fullers. The base features or perabots are complete and also very well executed with the typical Patani features.Blade is pattern welded but using higher carbon metals without contrasting nickel pamor lines.

Keris Panjang Melayu Ron Dha - A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is of kemuning woods, and carved in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and tight grains. Bottom stem or gandar is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and an ebony bottom tip. Thick brass pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings.  Long, slim and thick blade is very sturdy, and has all the typical features of a keris panjang with the fretworks or grenengs using 5 ron dhas.

Keris Anak Alang Melayu Perak – A fine and rather rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, is made of wood and is finely encased with silver with a cabochon cut aqua marine stone at the top. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed thick silver stem cover. Very sturdy straight blade is rather slim, and has very well executed base features, especially the grenengs or fretworks. It has features similar to its bigger “cousins” that is the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The overall form is called the keris anak alang, and like its cousin, is meant for status wear.  Pamor patterns are of the miring technique, and are of the adeg.

Keris Panjang Palembang Kapit Meteor –A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, and is finely carved with depth and pierced through works at places. The top sheath or sampir in is the typical Palembang, south Sumatran forms, and is made of well selected kemuning woods. Silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Very long and slim has all the typical features of a keris panjang with the fretworks or grenengs, and a tikel alis at the picetan. The rather interesting blade has two distinctly different metal combination, which is joined together at the bottom quarter of the blade using a technique called kapit in Malay (seen in some rare Malay blades).

Keris Panjang Penyalang Ulu Tandok, Buntil Mayit - A rare example of a long keris called the keris panjang or penyalang from Riau Lingga, southern Sumatran region. The handle in the form of the horse's hoof, or tapak kuda, and made is from buffalo horn. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the sabit bulan or crescent moon style.  Bottom stem of gandar in Malay, is made of wood and is encased with finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom, with three silver bands at the middle. The blade is pattern welded with pamor patterns arranged in the miring technique and of the adeg or standing variations, but at the tip,

Keris Lampung Lurus Ulu Perak – A very rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Lampung. The hilt is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, in a bird like form with a squatting poster. Top sheath is made of kemuning woods and in the form of the sabit bulan, or crescent moon. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Straight and very sturdy blade with a rather broad base that tapers to be rather slim at the top. Blade is also very well tempered with the darker shades at the top three quarters. Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique and are of the pulo tirto or thousand islands variations.

Keris Sundang Moro Luk 5A long and broad keris called the keris sundang, usually of Mindanao in origin, and rarely from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of hard ebony wood and has tight jute string weavings, with white metal attachments at the top and base of hilt. Sheath is made of good grained woods with plain brass panels at the top rim and bottom tip. Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp, and has the 5 waves or luks located at the base leaving the top half straight. The perabots or base features are well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and grenengs or fretworks. It also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca made of white metals.

Keris Malela Luk 3 - A rare and very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular region of Terrengganu or Kelantan. Handle in the Jawa demam form, is made of kemunning woods and finely carved with floral motifs of the langka suka styles. Top sheath made of well selected kemunning woods with flashing grains, and bottom stem of angsena woods with a thick repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule to completes fittings. Thick, broad and very sturdy blade with 3 luks, has complete and very well executed perabots, and having deep double fullers or januran till the tip. The overall dapor is called Malela in Malay, and usually made of this type of grayish metals. The blade is pattern welded in the mlumah technique, and uses less or no pamor nickel at all and hence less contrasting.

Keris Jawa Lurus Jalak Ngore Ron Pakis – A very good and rare example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the Gayaman Solo forms, with the hilt made of hard trembalo(?) woods, and top sheath made of very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of wood, and is fully encased with finely repoussed thick brass with pierced through works. A brass mendak or ferrule studded with intans, or low grade diamonds completes fittings. Long, very sturdy straight blade with thick prominent spine, has well executed perabots with an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore. Pamor patterns are rare and are well arranged in the miring technique.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Junjung Darjat – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the Southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. The handle and the top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger's stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy 7 waved blade, is rather broad and having the typical Bugis hexagonal cross section. The base features or perabots are also very typically Bugis in nature. Pamor patterns are compact and are arranged in the miring technique. From the base, there are peak formations that are present till the tip. This pattern arrangement is called pamor jungjung darjat, or upholding of stature.

Keris Sundang Lurus Pedang Kapit – A rare example of a long keris from the northern Borneo region of Sulu, called the keris sundang. Usually of Mindanao in origin, and is rarely found in northern Borneo as well as the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of teak wood or kayu jati, and top sheath is made of kemuning woods in the form of the sabit bulan or crescent moon form. Bottom stem is made of teak wood, and is encased with finely repoussed silver bands. Long and sturdy blade has a few rare features, including the base having a repoussed silver plate riveted on each side, and this contraption is called kapit in Malay. Above it are gold inlaying works showing floral tendril motifs, with a silver attachment of the handle to the blade called the baca-baca, or asang- asang.

Keris Jawa Lurus Garham Hujan Emas – Another fine and rare example of a keris form the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Handle and top sheath in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made of the rare fossilized mammoth molar which is also believed to have mystical protective properties. Bottom stem is of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver alloy having animal and floral motifs. Straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique having many small circles present all over the blade called pamor hujan emas or golden showers. This pamor is highly sought after as it is said to bring big fortune for the owner, and is best suited for a businessman.

Keris Coteng Luk 9 Perak – A very rare example of a keris from the southern Thailand region of Patani. Handle in a semi bird form is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in a form that depicts a demonic figurine rather a bird; having fangs, nasal horn, bulging eyes, fingers and feet. Top sheath is made from a single piece of wood, or seiras, called petai belalai woods with the bottom stem having repoussed and plain silver bands. Sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves and condense pamor patterns arranged in the mlumah technique, having a peak like formations at the base called tunngak semi and an overall pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the pamor tunggak semi is said to be of the protective nature.

Keris Panjang Penyalang (Executioner's) Riau 5 Ron Dha – A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is of kemuning woods, and carved in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, with a finely repoussed top silver panel. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and is made of well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem or gandar has two broad repoussed silver bands at the neck and bottom tip, and plain silver bands at the middle. Silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long, slim and thick blade is very sturdy, and has all the typical features of a keris panjang with the fretworks or grenengs using 5 ron dhas. The long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's keris is very appropriate.

Keris Sundang Melayu Luk 3 A long and broad keris called the keris sundang, usually of Mindanao in origin, and rarely seen from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of hard ebony wood and has brass wire wrappings at the base. Sheath is made of good grained ketengga woods for the top sheath, and hard kenaung woods for the bottom stem and a kemuning bottom tip. Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp, and has the 3 waves or luks located at the base leaving the top half straight. The perabots or base features are well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and the unusual plain grenengs or fretworks. It also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca made of the same pamor metals. Pamor patterns are very interesting with the base having a peak like formation.

Keris Sundang Moro Luk 13 A long and broad keris called the keris sundang, of southern Philippines, Mindanao in origin. Handle is made of hard ebony wood and has tight jute string weavings, with repoussed silver metal attachments at the top and base of hilt. Sheath is made of good grained woods with plain brass panels at the top rim and repoussed bottom tip. Long, broad and very sturdy blade is still sharp with 13 waves or luks. The perabots or base features are very well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and grenengs or fretworks. It also has the base metals attachment to the hilt called the baca-baca made of repoussed silver. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 5 Adeg Koftgari – A very good example of a long keris called the keris sundang. From the southern Philippine regions of Mindanao, the hilt is in the typical cockatoo form, and made of very well selected kemuning woods with restored jute string bindings. Wooden sheath is made of hardwoods with a thick plain brass panel at the neck joint. Very long and broad with five waves or luks, is very sturdy and still sharp. Having very well executed base features or perabots typical of the region’s styles. The top quarter has a single fuller running along the middle and also silver koftgari works of circular motifs at the base. The blade is also well tempered as evident from the darker shades on the top quarter where the red hot blade was submerged into solutions, during the tempering process.

Keris Sundang Melayu Luk 5 – A long and broad keris from the Malaysian peninsular region, called the keris sundang, usually of Mindanao in origin, and rarely from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of hard ebony wood called kenaung with and ivory bottom tip. Sheath is made of naturally occurring dark grained woods called ketengga with an ebony top rim and bottom tip. Long, broad and sturdy blade has the 5 waves or luks located at the base leaving the top half straight. The perabots or base features are well executed with a prominent belalai gajah or elephant's trunk, and grenengs or fretworks. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Panjang Melayu 4 Ron Dha A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is of buffalo horn, and carved in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, with the top sheath or sampir in Malay, in the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, 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, and horn bottom tip. Silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long, slim and thick blade is very sturdy, and has all the typical features of a keris panjang with the fretworks or grenengs using a rarely seen 4 ron dhas

Keris Panjang Minang Kabau Ulu Tandok - A rare form of long keris which is also used for execution. Handle is of buffalo horn, and carved in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and tight grains. Bottom stem or gandar is made of dark hardwoods. Newly made silver alloy pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long, slim and very sturdy blade has all the typical features of a keris panjang with the fretworks or grenengs and a plain 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,

Keris Panjang Penyalang Lurus, Tandok – A rare example of a long keris called the keris panjang or penyalang. Fittings are made of buffalo horn, with the handle in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon, having fine carvings at places.  Horn bottom stem has filigree silver panels at the neck and bottom. A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.  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. Pamor patterns are not contrasting but shows forging of the mlumah technique.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 9 - A very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of kemuning woods and well carved in the form called the jawa demam. The top sheath or sampir in Malay is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural contrasting and flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and an ivory bottom tip. A well repuossed and pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has well executed base feature or perabots and a hexagonal cross section typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique or the wos utah or scattered rice variations. A peak like formation at the base is of the unplanned pamor tiban and is called ujung gunung.

Keris Sundang Melayu Luk 7 Ulu Tandok A very good and rare example of a long keris sundang from the southern Sumatran regions Malay Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical cockatoo bird like form is made of buffalo horn, with a repoussed silver base ferrule. Top sheath in the Malay styled tebeng form is made from kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tight tiger’s stripe grains. Long and rather broad blade with 7 sublime waves or luks and base features or perabots that are very well executed. A brass clip like feature called the baca-baca attaches the hilt to the blade. Pamor patterns are not contrasting as is the norm of the region’s style, and shows forging in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations

Keris Minang Kabau Anak Alang Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras 1209 Very and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from ivory, with the top sheath made of kemuning woods n the sabit bulan or crescent moon form. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass bands and a well repoussed silver band in the middle. An ivory bottom tip, and a well repoussed silver alloy/brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long, slim, but very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks, with well executed base features or perabots, and the rare base cross piece made one with the blade, called ganjar seiras, having an overall shape or dapor is called Anak Alang. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Panjang Riau Sogokan Tandok Perak 1209 Another very good and rare example of a long keris form the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form are made from buffalo horn. Bottom stem is made of buffalo horn with well repoussed silver bands. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long, slim and sturdy blade with prominent has double fullers or sogokan flanking, and very well executed base features or perabots.The long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's keris is very appropriate.

Keris Melayu Malela Luk 5 Pudak Setegal Kusiwo 1209 A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made from very well selected kemuning woods, with the top sheath or sampir made in the less common form called the kusiwo. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods having a kemuning bottom tip, and a thick finely done brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Rare blade, with thick prominent spine and 5 waves or luks, with deep fullers flanking, has very well executed base features or perabots and an extended “splay” at the base called Pudak Setegal. Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area,

Keris Malela Luk 7 Kusiwo 909 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the top sheath in the rare kusiwo form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from well selected bongo(?) woods with a finely repoussed pierced through silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks, and thick prominent spine and deep fullers flanking it. The base features or perabots are very well executed and needs added mentioning.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Batu Lapak A very good and rather rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is are made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very long and very sturdy blade with a straight but angular profile and plain base features, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal.. Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called wos utah, or scattered rice.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Kala Wija 1209 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made form angsena woods with a horn bottom tip (restored).  A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variation

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Carita Perak Ayat Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or kerdas form and the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods having finely repoussed silver panels with floral motifs at the front and Quranic verses and Arabic numerals at the back. A thick finely filigree ferrule pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 7 waves

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Bulu Ayam A rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. The base of the handle is also fitted with tightly weaved brass wires and a brass ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings. Rather long and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and 11 waves or luks with very well executed base features or perabots. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique with lines flowing out from the middle of the blade. This is a rare arrangement called pamor bulu ayam or chicken feathers

Keris Lombok Luk 11 Ayat EmasAnother very good and rare example of a keris form the island of Lombok. Handle in the typical gadoan styles and the top sheath are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. The bottom stem has the front panel also made from very well selected pelet woods, and has traces of old paint at the back. A silver mendak with low grade gemstones completes fittings. thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and 11 meandering luks or waves, has very well executed and deep perabots with the fullers or sogokans extending to nearly half way up the blade.

Keris Madura Lurus Banyu Milir 709 A very good example of a keris from island of Madura. Finely carved handle is made from klengkeng wood and has floral motifs with a pair of cannon at the front and epaulettes at the side. Top sheath in the ladrangan Madura form is made of very well selected trembalo woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A well reposed silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and shows vertical lines called pamor banyu milir,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Sumson Buron A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains, and a thick kemuning wooden bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features with an overall shape or dapor called carita (Javanese). Pamor patterns are rare, and shows both the forging techniques

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Batu Lapak Gembol Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau. The hilt is made of hard kemuning woods with flashing grains, and the sheath is made from very well selected woods with tight natural burl grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots that has strong Bugis influences. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban and each side of the base there is a semi circular formation called pamor batu lapak.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Penghulu (Chieftian) - A very good example of a keris from southern Malaysian peninsular regions, encompassing the southern Sumatran islands of Riau Lingga. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of very well selected kemuning woods with the large top sheath also made of well selected kemuning wood with flashing grains. The size of the sheath is also reflecting the status which is usually meant for a chieftain. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with natural tige’s stripe grains. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has typical Buigs features with a hexagonal cross section with angled edges, and the base features or perabots well executed.

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Bungkem Rojo Gundolo 509 Another good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan jogja styles, with the handle made of hard tayuman(?) woods and the top sheath made of hard woods having the bottom stem encased with well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. A brass mendak or ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Sturdy straight blade has the base features or perabots using the kembang kacang bungkem;- the elephant trunk like feature that is curled in to touch the blade.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Pendok Tembaga 709 - Another good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and is encased with repoussed brass alloy. A copper ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and typical Bugis perabots or base features that includes the picetan without any sogokan, kembang kacang and jalen.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Bendo Sagado Ujung Gunung - A good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a kemuning wooden bottom tip. A well reposed thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with rather plain base features and an angled profile has an overall shape or dapor ccalled sepokal in Malay

Keris Patani Carita Tulang Bulat 1109 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan or southern Thailand regions of Patani. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form is made from well selected ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains. Top sheath in the tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woos with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grain, with a gold alloy or suassa pendoko or ferrule to complete fittings. Very long and sturdy straight blade with a thick prominent semi circular central spine with deep fullers flanking, has well executed perabots including the kembang kacang bungkem.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Pamor MiangA very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle and top sheath made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing and contrasting grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains. A kemuning wood bottom tip and a well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks with well executed perabots or base features, with traces of homogenous activity that may suggest the presence of meteorites.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Sabit BulanAnother good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the bird like figurine form is typical of the region’s styles. The top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made from dark hard woods. A finely repoussed brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 13 very sublime waves or luks, and well executed base features or perabots.

Keris Minang Luk 5 Ulu Garham Gajah Another good and rather rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or graham gajah. Top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsema woods. A filigree brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks has rather plain base features or perabots.

Keris Jawa Jogjakarta Lurus Pamor LuwuA very good example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles having the top sheath or wrangka made of very well selected trembalo woods. Handle is made of hard wood with the bottom stem fully encased with finely repoussed brass cover having floral and animal motifs at the front and the emblem of Jogjakarta at the back. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long, very sturdy straight blade with rather plain base features that has an overall shape or dapor called tilam sari. Pamor patterns are very condense and shows very good selection of metals with few shades of black and white. At the base a semi circular formation is called batu lapak and above it are pamor of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations.

Keris Melayu Luk 7 Tok ChuA good and rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions of Negri Sembilan. Handle in then jawa demam form and the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has an overall shape or dapor called Tok Chu in Malay. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with the base having a peak like formation called ujung gunung and above

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Uler Lulut – A good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern  Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger stripe grains. A feligree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy and thick blade with 5 meandering luks or waves has typical Bugis features with a hexagonal cross section. Pamor patterns are very condensed and are arranged in the mlumah technique. At the base, a peak like formation is seen an is called ujung gunung, and above it are circular formations called pamor uler lulut,

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ulu Garham Gajah A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palmebang. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or graham gajah. Top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing as well as contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with repaired bottom tip. Very sturdy blade with 9 rather sublime waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots which is also having the rare kembang kacang gulu meled;- referring to the elephant trunk like feature, which is not, and is referred to resemble a treacle of sugar. Pamor patterns are rare and show a few formations with the base having very condense peak like pamor patterns called ujung gunung.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Jung Isi Dunia A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made from very well selected kemuning burl (roots) wood grained. Top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed thick brass with floral and geometrical motifs typical of the Bugis styles. A well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Chieftain Tembaga A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip form is made from hard woods, with the rather large top sheath, which is for a chieftains usage, is made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with thick well repoussed brass cover or pendok bunton. A well reppoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade, but with an angular profile that has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Ulu Tandok Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region, with typical Bugis Sulawesi fittings. Rare form of handle made of buffalo horn, and well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains for the top sheath or sampir, and angsena wood for the bottom stem or batang. Well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering luks or waves and prominent thick spine with typical Bugis styled perabots or base features, including a longer than usual sogokans or base fullers. Pamor arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variation,

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Ujung Gunung (Batang belah depan) A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau. Handle in the less common hexagonal form, and top sheath are made form very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and is made with the joints at the centre rather than the sides. A thick plain silver ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has the base features or perabots very typical of the Bugis style including the hexagonal cross section. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice,

Keris Patani Luk 3 Jangkung – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Patani or Kelantan. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made from hard ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains, and the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form, is made of kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and well repoussed thich brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 3 meandering luks and has the base features or perabots rather complete, with an overall shape or dapor called jangkung.Blade is pattern welded with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique. Using rather interesting metals combinations, with an overall pamor pattern of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor.

Keris Palembang Lurus Selut Emas A fine example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang’s bird like styled Jawa demam form is finely carved from dark woods, probably kenaung or ebony. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and the bottom is encased with well repoussed brass pendok or stem cover. Finely repoussed gold ferrule or pendoko, and gold repoussed panel covering the base of ganjar completes fittings. Long, very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine and deep fullers has very well executed base features of perabots which includes the picetan, complete and deep sogokans, tikel alis and the spine or ada-ada.

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Kembang Kacang Nyunti A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle in a bird like figurine for typical of the region, and top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A plain brass ferrule or selut completes fittings.  Long and sturdy blade with the base features or perabots well executed and using a rather large kembang kacang that is called kembang kacang nyunti.  Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Gading Perak 709 A very good and rare example of  a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the rare bird like figurine which is typical of Palmebang and carvings needs added mentioning. Top sheath is made of kemunging woods with flashing grains while the bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having floral motifs at the front and only border motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Rare and very sturdy, thick blade with prominent triangular spine, has the base features or perabots rather plain except for one minute protrusion at the fretworks. Having an arcing profile it can be classified as a sepokal in Malay,

Keris Palembang Lurus Jalak Ulu Dewa - Another very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved bird like handle made of hard kemuning woods, and top sheath also made well selected of kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots, and has an overall shape or dapor is called jalak tilam upih. 

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Ganjar Iras - A good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The typical regional form of handle in a human figurine like form, and the top sheath are made of hard and and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and a prominent triangular spine, has well executed perabots or base features, and also has the rare ganjar seiras or base cross piece made one with the blade.

Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Ulu Dewa - A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A plain brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. Very sturdy and rather thick blade with a plain base or perabots and an arcing profile that has an overall shape called sepokal in Malay. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned and called pamor tiban,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Uler Lulut - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and has respossed silver panels. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks, has the typical Bugis hexagonal cross section and rather complete base features or perabots. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung or mountain peak, and above it are circular pamor lines called pamor uler lulut or snake’s skin pamor.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Adeg Ilir A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a buffalo horn bottom tip. A well repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks, and well executed perabots or base features. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Tikel Alis - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tight tiger’s stripe grains, a well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade is straight but having an angular profile called dapor sepokal in Malay, and with a prominent deep fuller at the base called tikel alis. Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah, or scattered rice variations.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 3 Kemuning – A very good example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas form is and sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods, with tight flashing grains. A finely repoussed thick brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. Short and very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks, has very well executed perabots of base features. The overall shape or dapor can also be referred to as jangkung in Javanese. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring, and are of the adeg or standing variations, which is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps or wild animals.

Keris Jawa Betok Toya Mambeg - Another very good and rare example of a short and broad keris from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Fittings in the sandang walikat forms are made from well selected fragranced sandal wood or cendana wangi. A brass ferrule with zircon stone insertions completes fittings. Very rare blade form that is broad and rather flat with very well executed base features or perabots, that has the elongated gandik called kebo teki using two kembang kacang or elephant trunk like feature. It has an overall shape or dapor called betok.

Keris Jawa Solo Luk 11 Carita Gayaman - A good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo forms with the hilt made of sono keling woods with contrasting grains, and the top sheath or wrangka made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with thick plain brass outer stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak with glass insertions completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight blade, with 11 meandering waves or luks and prominent spine,

Keris Jawa Solo Lurus Jalak Ladrangan Seiras - Another very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo forms with the hilt made of hard tayuman(?) woods, and the top sheath or wrangka made from very well selected trembalo woods that is made from a single piece of woods, or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with thick plain brass outer stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak with colored glass insertions completes fittings. Sturdy straight or lurus blade, with well executed base features or perabots that uses the nguku bima or bima’s claw instead

Keris Jawa Patrem Gayaman Kendit Lurus Seiras A good and rare example of a short keris from the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the gayaman solo forms with the handle made from very well selected trembalo woods with natural flashing grains. Top sheath or wrangka is made from naturally occurring contrasting grains that has a single line along the middle. This type of pelet wood is rare is sought after and is called pelet kendit. A brass ferrule or mendak with colored stone insertions completes fittings. Short, straight and sturdy blade with plain base features has the base cross piece made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.

Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrangan Seiras Rojo Gundolo A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo forms with the hilt made of hard tayuman(?) woods, and the top sheath or wrangka made from very well selected trembalo woods that is made from a single piece of woods, or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with thick plain brass outer stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy straight or lurus blade, is rather long for a Javanese, and with plain base features, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Jawa Lurus Kebo Teki Trap-Trapan – A good and very rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the sandang walikat forms with the handle made from hard darkwoods called tayuman and the sheath made from a single piece of sandal wood or kayu cendana without any joints or serias. A brass ferrule with colored glass insertions completes fittings. Rare blade form, having a broad leaf shape like form, and the elongated gandik or blunt side of the base, has an overall shape or dapor called kebo teki. Pamor patterns are very interesting, and has the overall background pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. At the base and all along the middle of the blade, there are small circular insertions

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Qul Buntet Hujan Mas Another good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles are made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack. A finely reposed brass stem cover or pendok bunton, with a brass ferrule or mendak with black stone profusions, completes fittings. Straight blade, with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor pattern are rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique showing small circular formations called the pamor hujan emas or golden showers, at the base and swirly formations at the top called pamor qul buntet.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Gayaman Pelet, Minaret Another rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions, with the handle in the bondolan form and the top sheath in the gayaman forms both made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. A brass ferrule or mendak ompletes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade with a slight angular profile has an overall shape or dapor called cendrung. At the base are rather recently chiseled relief of a mosque with minarets probably fusing the Islamic influences onto the keris. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Keris Jawa Lurus Sekar Kopi – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman surakarta forms with the hilt made of horn and top sheath made of very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fitted with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass mendak or ferrule completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine, has very minimal base features of perabots, and has an overall shape or dapor called tilam sari. Pamor patterns are rare and show groups of 3 circles arranged in the middle of the blade. This formation is called pamor sekar kopi, or coffee seeds.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 7 – Another very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions, with the handle in the kerdas form and made from well selected kemuning woods. Top sheath is made of very well selected hard kemuning woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and an ivory bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.Very sturdy blade with seven waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features, that includes the typical Bugis hexagonal cross sectioned. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. At the base some unplanned pamor patterns, or pamor tiban.

Keris Patani Bugis Luk 7 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Patani or Kelantan. Handle in the kerdas form is made from hard ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains, and the top sheath is made of kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and well repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 meandering luks and has the base features or perabots very well executed with the typical Bugis influenced hexagonal cross section features. Blade is pattern welded with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique. At the base a peak like formation is seen and is called tunggak semi, and above it are pamor patterns of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Patani Lurus Pamor Sabit BulanA very good example of akeris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Patani or Kelantan. Handle in the jawa demam form and the top sheaths are made from well selected kemuning woods. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods having a kemuning bottom tip in the form called the patat lipas or roaches back. Very sturdy straight blade with prominent thick spine and has well executed and deep perabots or base features. Pamor pattern are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique. They are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations and all pattern are unplanned or pamor tiban. A person with a good background on pamor patterns can find a few unplanned pamor tiban that has mystical references.

Keris Melayu Luk 7 Sempana Selatan Semenanjong 909 A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular regions of Johore or Selangor. Handle in the jawa demam form as well as the top sheath in the typical Malay tebeng styles, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with an elephant ivory bottom tip. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called sempena. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban,

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Naga – A rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region. Dragon or naga features on a Malay keris are rather rare. Fittings are using very well selected kemuning woods for the handle, ketengga woods for the top sheath, and angsena woods for the bottom stem. well repoussed, thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine that acts as the naga with scaly body. The dragon/serpent or naga's posture is very different from Javanese nagas.
Pattern welded blade is forged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being, and the naga is of high status wear.

Keris Melayu Carita Luk 9 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle in the kerdas form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and the top sheath in the tebeng form is made from ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, has 9 meandering luks, and overall shape or dapor is called Carita in Malay. The dapor Carita are more commonly straight blades, but there are rare exceptions like in this example.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Pudak Setegal 909 A very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human relief figurine form, as well as the top sheath in the rare sabit bulan or crescent moon form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with flashing grains. A well repoussed brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. Long, very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and 13 meandering waves or luks, with very well executed perabots or base features, using the kembang kacanbg nguku bima or bima’s claw, and another rare feature of two protrusion above the base called pudak setegal; referring to the thorns of a type of plant or flower.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ulu Dewa Perak  Another very good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris, with typical form of handle in a bird like form. The top sheath is made of hard and well selected kemuning woods, with a repoussed silver encasements over the bottom stem. A white metal ferrule or pendoko completes fitting. Sturdy 9 waved blade with well executed base features or perabots, is rather broad at the base and tapers to the tip. Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with the base having smaller unplanned circles formation called pamor hujan emas or golden showers.

Keris Palembang Lurus Tilam Sari ulu Dewa - Another very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved bird like handle made of hard kemuning woods, and top sheath also made well selected of kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains with a single weaved rattan band in the middle of the bottom stem. Long and very sturdy straight blade with has rather plain base features or perabots, except for a small extension of the fretworks or grenengs (ron dha nut). The overall shape or dapor is called tilam sari. Pamor patterns are very condensed, and arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor is believed to be able to enhance the owner's material well being.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Pengantin Mas – A very good example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made from very well selected woods with natural grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with an open reposed silver plated brass cover or pendok blewah with black stone profusions at places. A brass ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and prominent spine that acts as the dragon’s body, has the base sculpted with two dragons or Naga Pengantin with another bird figure at the side. It is inlaid with brass and gilded with a thin layer of 16 karat gold. Pamor pattern are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations

Keris Kelantan Luk 7 Pandai Saras Dwi WarnaA good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. The hilt in the jawa demam form and the top sheath are made from kemuning woods with natural flashing grains with the tips of the sheath made of a different wood. The bottom stem or batang in Malay is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed gold plated brass pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves and a prominent triangular spine or "tulang" in Malay has an overall shape or dapor called pandai saras in Malay.

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Megantara - A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle in the typical Palembang human relief form and the the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Sturdy blade with five meandering waves of luks, has the base features or perabots using the rare kembang kacang pogokan, rather than the usual elephant trunk. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with circumference pamor lines called pamor wengkon.

Keris Jawa Luk 15 Singa Gajah – Another rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The fittings in the gayaman Solo styles with the finely carved handle having splayed planner surface, and sheath both made of hard sono kling woods. The ferrule or mendak is made of brass, with fine brass granules technique. Long blade is thick and very sturdy with rare 15 waves or luks, and very well executed perabots or base features. The base of the blade has floral motifs inlaid with brass/gold alloy and at the base of the cross piece or ganjar, two small figurines of an elephant or gajah, and a lion or singa, is seen, and with details that needs added mentioning.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Ulu Sajen Pogok - Another rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The sheath is of the ladrangan Solo styles and is made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass stem cover or pendok blewah, having a middle opening to expose and show the single piece of wood. The reforged hilt is in the form more commonly associated with the Majapahit era, as it was during that period that these metal hilts in human figurine forms evolved. Made from the same pamor metals and not separated from the blade, the hilt has a term called the ulu sajen.

Keris Jawa Lurus Triman Tumpuk A good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the ladrangan solo form is made from well selected woods with natural tight grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah exposing the middle with the rare turtle shell. Rather plain blade with few base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are rare and are overalled arranged in the mlumah technique. On one side of the base, a peak like formation is seen and is called pamor triman.

Keris Jawa Lurus Laler Menggeng – A fine and very rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods, and the top sheath is made of well selected rich teak burl woods or jati gembol with tight grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with a thick brass cover or pendok, with fine floral motifs at the front and the crest or emblem of the Susuhunan Pakubwono, Surakarta. Long, very sturdy straight blade with prominent triangular spine has a couple of rare features. The gandik or base area is having a very rare feature called laler menggeng, where the usual kembang kacang or elephant's trunk

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 7 Meteor Gembol - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and sheaths are made from very well selected burl woods or gembol. A repoussed and pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and a hexagonal cross section that shows its strong Bugis influences. Base features or perabots are also very well executed. Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations with the circumference pamor wengkon showing a lot of homogeneity and thus suggesting the presence of meteoric metals.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Perak Ganjar Iras – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle and top sheath made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem fully encased with finely repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. An ivory bottom tip and a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and very well executed perabots or base features, and is also having the rare cross piece made one with the blade and called ganjar seiras. Pamor arranged in the mlumah technique with the base having a peak like formations called ujung gunung, and above it are pamor wos utah

Keris Panjang Penyalang Sada Saler - A rare form of long kris which is also used for execution! Handle is of dark kenaung woods, and carved in the form of the horse's hoof or tapak kuda, with a lotus flower at the tip. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is of the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and tight grains. Bottom stem or gandar is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, ad an ebony bottom tip. Thick brass pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long and slim blade has all the typical features 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.

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Nguku BimaA very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle is made of kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and well carved in the form called the anak ayam teleng, or cuddling chick. The top sheath or sampir in Malay is made from well selected ketengga woods with natural contrasting and flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and an ivory bottom tip. A well repuossed and pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has the base feature or perabots using the rare nguku bima or bima’s claw rather than the usual kembang kacang. Pamor pattern are condense

Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras PatremAnother good example of a rather short keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle is in the relief human figurine form is typical of the region’s styles, and together with the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes the fittings. Rather short blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. The base cross piece or ganjar is made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Pancuran Mas - A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo style and are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Wooden bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass mendak or ferrule glass profusions completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and very well executed perabots or base features Pamor patterns are arranged in the mriring technique and shows a vertical along the middle of the blade that branches into two at the base.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Naga SilumanA very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings are in the ladrangan Solo style, with the hilt made of hard trembalo? wood, and the top sheath or wrangka, made from very well selected cendana or sandal woods. Wooden bottom stem is encased with an open repoussed brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass mendak or ferrule with low grade gemstone profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and 5 waves or luks with very well executed perabots or base features that includes a crowned dragon at the base called the naga siluman.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Aged Ilir A very good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard kemuning woods and is in the relief human figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and well selected burl woods, gembol, with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings.  Sturdy blade with 13 sublime waves or luks, has the base features or perabots well executed and with deep sogokans. The blade is also tempered at the top quarter where it shows a darker shade.  Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and shows vertical lines flowing along the middle of the blade called pamor adeg ilir, or standing pamor. 

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 11 KelinganA very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the ladrangan jogja form and is made from well selected hard woods with natural tight. Bottom stem is encased with a finely repoussed pierced through brass stem cover or pendok bunton exposing a black velvet base. Very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine has well executed base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called kelingan. Pamor patterns are not contrasting and using non nickel pamor metals, are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variation.

Keris Jawa Lurus Tiban Udan MasA very good and rare example of a keris form the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the typical gayaman surakarta styles has the top sheath made of very well selected trembalo woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass cover or pendok blewah. A plain brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy straight blade with rather minimal base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique or the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and has small circular pamor

Keris Cirebon Lurus Jalak Kayu Pelet Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Handle in a squatting deity form is typical of the region, with the sheath and bottom stem made with very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack. A well repoussed white metal ferrule or mendak with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy straight blade is rather wide at the base and middle with strongly executed base features or perabots. It has an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or

Keris Palembang Lurus Bendo Sagado Ulu Dewa - A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed, gold washed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Long, very sturdy straight blade with a prominent spine and deep base or perabots and an overall shape or dapor called jalak  in Javanese. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the bendo sagodo or jackfruit seeds variations.

Keris Palembang Lurus Patrem Another good example of a rather short keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle is in the relief human figurine form is typical of the region’s styles, and together with the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes the fittings. Rather short blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. The short nature of the balde strongly suggests feminine use, or patrem. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows circular formations along the middle of the blade called pamor bendo sagado.

Keris Kelantan Patani Sepokal Pandai Saras – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan. The hilt in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made from very well selected kettengga woods with natural contrasting grain. The bottom stem or batang in Malay is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed pierced through silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine or "tulang" in Malay has an arcing profile called sepokal in Malay, with the rest of the features having an overall shape or dapor called pandai saras in Malay.

Keris Anak Alang Riau Perak – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed thick silver stem cover. Very sturdy straight blade is rather slim, and has features similar to its bigger “cousins” that is the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The overall form is called the keris anak alang, and like its cousin, is meant for status wear. Pamor patterns are of the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations. The blade is also well tempered, from the darker shades on the top half of the blade.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Unthuk Banyu - A good and very rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger stripe grains. A feligree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves has typical Bugis features with a prominent triangular spine. The ganjar or base cross piece is rare in that it is attached to the blade with a curved joint instead of the ususally straight style. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Hanuman - Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form together with the top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from very well selected berora(?) woods with tiger’s stripe grains with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A well repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 5 very meandering waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features, has an overall shape or dapor called hanuman in Javanese.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Perak Patrem – A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Bugis Riau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of wood with a well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver with different motifs at the front and back. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves and typical Bugis features including the hexagonal cross section. The rather short nature of the blade suggest either for a boy's or feminine use. It also termed patrem in Javanese. Pattern welded blade with condense pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, a

Keris Patani Lurus Carita – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle in the kerdas form is made from well selected kemuning woods, and the top sheath in the tebeng form is made from well selected kenaung(?) woods which are hard with dark, natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and another dark kenaung wood for the bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed silver alloy ferrule. Very long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and deep double fullers flanking, has well define base features

Keris Jawa Timur Luk 13 Pelet – A very good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese region. Wrangka or top sheath in the ladrangan branggah styles and rest of sheath are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains that occurs due to fungal attack. A silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very long and sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves and prominent spine, has very well executed base features or perabots. The overall shape or dapor is called sangkelat. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with condense pamor patterns called wos utah or scattered rice.

Keris Madura Luk 9 Sekar Lampes – A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese island of Madura. Fittings in the ladrangan Madura styles with the hilt made of hard woods and are finely carved with floral motifs typical of the regions style. The top sheath or wrangka is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass cover called the pendok blewah. A silver mendak or ferrule with zircon profusions completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks has rather complete base features using the kembang kacang, pecetan without sogokans, one lambei gajah, one jalen and the grenengs or fretworks. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged

Keris Madura Luk 11 Pogok TopenganA very good example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Finely carved handle is made of hard woods and typical of the regions styles. The top sheath is made from well selected trembalo(?) woods with contrasting and flashing grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with the rare mask or topengan at the front of the top sheath. A thick silver and brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots that is using the less common kembang kacang pogokan, instead of the the more common elephant trunk like kembang kacang.

Keris Madura Luk 9 Kerawang, Klabang Sayuto - Very fine contemporary keris from the island of Madura. Fittings are made of teak wood and is finely carved with the hilt is the jagong or corn form and the stop sheath having dragons flanking the sides. Carvings works needs added mentioning and are pierced through at places. Very sturdy 9 waved blade with prominent spine and well executed and complete base features or perabots. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are called klabang sayuto or centipede’s legs. It is said to enhance the owner’s stature and popularity.

Keris Patani Lurus Pandai Saras Ketengga – A very good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle in the region's variant of the widely used jawa demam form called the pekaka is made of kemuning woods, and the top sheath in the typical square form called the tebeng, is made form very well selected ketengga woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of finely selected angsena woods. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent triangular spine and well defined base features or perabots,

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Bahari Dwi Warna A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of elephant ivory with a repoussed white metals pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having different motifs at the front and back. Rather slim blade, is very sturdy with thick spine. It is straight and slim, and has an overall shape or dapor called bahari in Malay. The base features or perabots are also very similar to the executioner’s keris or keris penyalang, and it’s shorter cousin, the keris anak alang. All are said to be for status wear.

Keris Minang Lurus Bahari Sada Saler A very good example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam Minang styles is made of ivory with the top sheath made of kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. A repoussee silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and sturdy blade has the base feature or perabots very typical of the keris bahari styles, and is very similar to its longer “cousins” the keris panjang and the keris anak alang, all of which are meant for status wear.

Keris Patani Lurus Pandai Saras 1109 Another very good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan or Patani. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from rare and very well selected ketengga woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made from very well selected angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and a ketengga bottom tip. A finely repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy straight blade with prominent triangular spine and finely executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called pandai saras.

Keris Melayu Raiu Anak Alang Ulu Tapak Kuda 1109 A very good example of a rather rare form of keris called the keris anak alang. From the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga, the finely carved handle in the horse hoof or tapak kuda form is made from buffalo horn and is deeply carved with fine floral motifs having the lotus flower or teratai at the top. Top sheath in the crescent moon or sabit bulan form is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repopussed silver having floral motifs at the front and checkered motifs at the back. A finely repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Keris Melayu Anak Alang “Bunting” 1109 A rare example of a slim and long keris called the keris anak alang from the northern Malaysian regions. Handle is made from kemuning woods depicting a rare form of the tapak kuda or horse’s hoof form. Top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form is made from well selected kemuning woods with very crisp carvings. Bottom stem is made from well selected angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and a kemuning bottom tip. A finely repoussed pierced through ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy straight blade is slim and has very well executed base features or perabots with the mid section of the bulging out and is seen and referred to as bunting in Malay; meaning pregnant.

Keris Minang Bahari Perak Adeg 1 –– A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of wood with a repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having different motifs at the front and back. Rather short blade is very sturdy with thick spine. It is straight and slim, and has an overall shape or dapor called bahari in Malay. The base features or perabots are also very similar to the executioner’s keris or keris penyalang, and it’s shorter cousin, the keris anak alang.

Keris Minang Kabau Sepokal Sabit Bulan - A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of wood with a repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath in the form of the sabit bulan or crescent moon, is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem of angsena woods. Very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and an arcing profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay.  Although not contrasting, the metals used for the blade are also very well selected in using more stronger iron and steel rather than nickel.

Keris Madura Luk 13 Ladrangan Sangkelat – A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Madura styles and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Handle is made of hard and dark woods and is finely carved in the forms typical of the region’s styles. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A well repoussed silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and base features that are well executed and rather complete. It has an overall shape or dapor called sangkelat.

Keris Madura Lurus Sumur Bandung –A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Top sheath or wrangka is in the kerang Madura “shell” styles is finely carved with the Sumnep (capital city of Madura) crest having a winged dragon and horse flanking a lion. Handle is made of hard woods and is also carved in the forms typical of the region’s styles, with a winged horse at the front. Do note that both sides of the top sheath and bottom stem are carved with the same motifs. Long and very sturdy blade with base features that are rather plain, and this has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are very condense and rare. Patterns are well arranged in the mlumah  technique and at the base,

Keris Madura Lurus Wengkon  – A very good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese island of Madura. Fittings in the ladrangan Madura styles with the hilt made of hard woods and are finely carved with floral motifs typical of the regions style. The top sheath or wrangka is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass cover called the pendok blewah. A silver mendak or ferrule completes fittings. long, thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine has rather complete base features using the kembang kacang,jenggot, pecetan without sogokans, one lambei gajah, one jalen, the grenengs or fretworks,

Keris Madura Lurus Pancar Warna – Another very rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese island of Madura. Wooden handle and sheath is in the ladrangan Madura styles with well carved handle and crisp carvings at the top sheath as well. A gold plated brass mendak or ferrule completes fittings. Straight and very sturdy blade with well executed base features or perabots that has an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore. Rare pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and has five different pamor patterns, from the base up,

Keris Minang Kabau Bahari Besi Kursani A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of minang Kabau. Ivory handle in the jawa demam form is finely carved with floral motifs that depict a squatting figurine, with a repoussed silver alloy ferrule. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem having plain silver bands and an ivory bottom tip, and a silver attachment at the front with a faceted pyrite or besi kursani at the top. Rather short blade is very sturdy with thick spine. It is straight and slim, and has an overall shape or dapor called bahari in Malay.

Keris Palembang Lurus Pendok Perak - Another very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved bird like handle made of ebony woods, and top sheath made of kemuning woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed silver. Very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine, has the kembang kacang or elephant’s trunk curling exceptionally. Pamor patterns are condensed, and arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor is believed to be able to enhance the owner's material well being.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pogokan – Another good and rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade with 5 waves and having the rare kembang kacang pogokan instead of the usual elephant’s trunk. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called pamor kulit semangka, or melon’s skin.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pogokan 709 A good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem of gander is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom with Arabic or Quranic text and Arabic numbers in squares called wafak. Rather long and very sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves and well executed base features or perabots that has the rare kembang kacang pogokan. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 3 Patrem – Another very good example of a short keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Shirt and very sturdy blade with three waves or luks has very strong Bugis features, with a hexagonal cross section and other perabots or base features. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung, and above it are pamor wos utah or scattered rice.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Tulang Bulat Pulo Tirto - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a buffalo horn bottom tip. A well reposed thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks, and a prominent semi circular thick spine or tulang bulat, has well executed base features or perabots. Pamor patterns are arranged on the mlumah technique with spotted sporadic formations called pamor pulo tirto

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Perak A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, and a fine silver feligree ferrule or pendoko complete fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks, and very well executed perabots or base features typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.  The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Jangkung Koro Welang 609 A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman surakarta forms, with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods and the top sheath made from a single piece of well selected kemuning(?) or woods having tight tiger’s stripe grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain thick brass cover or pendok blewah. A gold plated brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks, has very well executed perabots or base features with an overall shape or dapor called jangkung in Javanese.

Keris Bali Luk 15 Kulit Semangko Another good and rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Fittings in the gayaman Bali styles are made from well selected pelet woods with natural flashing grains. Brass mendak or ferrule studded with glass profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 15 waves or luks has well executed base features or perabots, that has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor. It is said to enhance the owners popularity

Keris Jawa Timur Luk 9 Gayaman Seiras 709 Another very good and rather rare example of a keris form the eastern Javanese regions. Fitting in the gayaman branggah forms are made from very well selected trembalo woods having the sheath made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with a plain thick brass open stem cover or pendok blewah. Thick, long and very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves having well executed base features or perabots that has an overall shape or dapor called sempana. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at a few places there are unplanned pamor tiban that has mystical references. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being

Keris Terengganu Lurus Sepokal Beka – A good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terengganu. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheaths are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural contrasting and flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with an angular profile and rather plain base features except for some minute fretworks or grenengs. It has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 7 Bungkem 909 A very good and rather rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatra or southern Malaysian peninsular regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the jawa demam form as well as the top sheath in the typical Malay tebeng styles, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with an elephant ivory bottom tip. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots and having angled sharp edges. The elephant trunk like feature at the base of the blade is using the rare kembasng kacang bungkem (Javanese)

Keris Melayu Luk 7 Tok Chu A good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions of. Handle in then kerdas form and the top sheath are made from well selected burl woods or gembol. A bronze plated brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.Sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has an overall shape or dapor called Tok Chu in Malay.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with the base having a peak like formation called ujung gunung and above are pamor wos utah or scattered rice.

Keris Bugis Melayu Luk 9 “Chieftain” – A very good example of a keris from southern Malaysian peninsular regions, encompassing the southern Sumatran islands of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form is made of kemuning woods with the large top sheath made of well selected teak wood with flashing grains. The size of the sheath is also reflecting the status which is usually meant for a chieftain. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks has the base features or perabots well executed. Pamor pattern are not contrasting as it is the norm from the region not to use contrasting high nickel content metals.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 - Another good example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Longer than usual blade and very sturdy, with 9 waves or luks has the base features or perabots well executed, and a hexagonal cross section typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called wos utah, or scattered rice, with pamor lines along the edges called pamor wengkon.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Pamor Luwu - Another good and rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots and an arcing profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal, typical of the Bugis styles. Contrasting pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called pamor kulit semangka, or melon’s skin. The presence of very highly contrasting pamor lines strongly suggests the use of pamor luwu,

Keris Patani Lurus Ulu Pekaka – A good example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kelantan and Patani. The handle, in the region's variant of the widely used jawa demam form called the pekaka is made of dark ebany woods, or kenaung, and the top sheath in the typical square form called the tebeng, made form well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A plain brass neck joint encasement and a thick silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with thick prominent triangular spine and has and overall shape or dapor called Pandai Saras in Malay. Pattern welded blade is not using contrasting nickel pamor metals

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Batau Lapak PatremA very good example of a rather small keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau. Handle and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottoms tem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed brass ferrule complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks and features that has strong Bugis influences. The rather smaller size of the blade strongly suggest feminine (patrem) or a small boy’s use. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Lurus Pamor Ayat Nabi Nuh A good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the ladrangan solo form is made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. Rather plain blade with few base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore. Pamor patterns are rare and are overall arranged in the mlumah technique. At the base, a peak like formation is seen and is called pamor triman. Above it, and arranged in the trapan technique, are pamor lines depicting a verse from the Quran mentioning the Prophet Noah.

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Nguku Bima Another good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang’s human relief form, and the top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule to complete the fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks which is using the kembang kacang nguku bima, or Bima’s claw, rather than the usual elephant like feature. Pamor patterns are showing few shades of white and black metals, with an overall pamor pattern of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. All patterns are unplanned and at the base is an unplanned pamor tiban

Keris Palembang Luk5 Ganjar Seiras Kelingan Another good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang’s human relief form, and the top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with a well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule to complete the fittings. Very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks which has the base features or perabots very well executed and has the base cross piece or ganjar, made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras. Pamor patterns are not showing any contrasting nickel metals, and are using more iron and steel combination.

Keris Palembang Lurus Jalak Nguwuh A very good and rare example of a keris for the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human relief form, and the top sheaths are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a finely repoussed silver ferrule to complete fittings. Thick and very sturdy straight blade has well executed and deep base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called jalak nguwuh. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called wos utah or scattered rice

Keris Palembang Sepokal Ganjar Seiras Adeg - A good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris, with typical form of handle in a human figurine like form. The top sheath and the bottom stem are made of hard and and well selected kemuning woods, with a horn bottom tip. Thick and very sturdy straight blade with prominent triangular spine and an angular profile, has overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. The ganjar or base cross piece is made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras. Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations.

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Ulu Dewa Batu Lapak - A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed white metal ferrule or selut completes fittings. Very sturdy and rather thick blade with 7 waves or luks and, has well executed perabots or base features. Pamor patterns are very condense and arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned and called pamor tiban,

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Kulit Semangka - Another good example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has the base features or perabots well executed, and a hexagonal cross section typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called kulit semangka, or melon’s skin. A peak like formation at the base is called ujung gunung, and pamor lines along the edges called pamor wengkon.

Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrangan Serias - A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo styles and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. It is also to note that the wrangka is made form a single piece of wood or seiras. Handle is made of hard and dark tayuman(?) woods with tiger’s stripe grains and  finely carved patras. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A finely granulated silver ferrule or mendak. Long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and plain base features that has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus SepokalAnother very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with a kemuning bottom tip. A well repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with an angular profile and rather plain base features has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered variations.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sepokal Sanak - Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Newly made fittings with the handle and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with a finely repoussed brass stem cover. Very sturdy blade with an angular profile and rather plain base features has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered variations. The homogenous appearance of the pamor metals has a term called pamor sanak. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 – Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region, with typical Bugis Sulawesi fittings. Rare form of handle made of  dark black ebony wood called kenaung wood and well selected kemuning wood with flashing grains for the top sheath or sampir, and angsena wood for the bottom stem or batang. Well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering luks or waves and prominent spine has typical Bugis styled perabots or base features, including a longer than usual sogokans or base fullers. Pamor arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variation, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Keris Jawa Lurus Betok Picetan – A good and rare example of a keris from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Sheath or wrangka is in the sandang walikat styles and together with the hilt, are made from well selected trembalo(?) woods with natural flashing grains. A fine filigree silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Rather short but broad blade has plain base features or perabots. The overall leafy shape of the blade is called dapor betok. This form of keris with its plain features are characteristics of older, pre Islamic periods. Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Petola – A good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved human like handle and top sheath both made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods, and well a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with sublime 9 waves or luks, has very well executed  perabots using the kembang kacang nguku bima. It has an overall shape or dapor called petola in Malay. Pamor patterns are very condensed, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base there are condense unplanned pamor patterns that has mystical references.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 9 – A good example of a keris from the eastern island of Sumbawa which has very strong Bugis influences. Handle and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A silver ferrule and plain silver panel encasement at the neck of the sheath completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves has very well executed base features or  perabots with a hexagonal cross section, typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Biji Nangka – Another good example of a keris from southern Sumatran islands of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a horn bottom tip. A repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has the base features or perabots well executed, and a hexagonal cross section typical of the Bugis styles. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah  technique with a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung,

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Mati Kanan A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical human relief form and the top sheath, are made from kemuning woods with flashing grains with and angsena bottom stem. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy and rather short blade, with 9 waves or luks has the last luk unusually facing the right, and is called mati kanan. P

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 15 Mati Kanan  - A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains. A finely filigree brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and rare 15 waves or luks which has the tip facing outwards called mati kanan (Malay). It also has well executed and deep perabots or base features with an overall shape or

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 9 Tulang Segi Tiga A very good example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains, and a thick repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and a prominent thick triangular spine. It also has very well executed perabots or base features. Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Ulu Kerdas Jari Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region, with typical Bugis Sulawesi fittings. Rare form of handle made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains for the top sheath or sampir, and angsena wood for the bottom stem or batang. Thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 meandering luks or waves and prominent thick spine with typical Bugis styled perabots or base features. Pamor arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variation,

Keris Terrengganu Luk 7 Pamor Sumber – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Terrengganu. Handle in the variant of the jawa demam form called anak ayam teleng, and top sheath in are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of well selected angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains, with an ivory bottom tip. Sturdy blade with seven meandering waves or luks, has an overall shape or dapor called tok chu in Malay. Very condense pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique, and shows good metals selection in the contrast.

Keris Minang Kabau Melayu Luk 3Another good and rare example of a short keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Negri Sembilan which has strong Minang Kabau influences. Handle in the jawa demam Minang styles like and the top sheath in the tebeng, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made from angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains. Rather short blade, but very sturdy with 3 waves or luks, and very well executed base features or perabots. The short nature of the blade strongly suggest feminine use which is commonly seen from a the

Keris Melayu Anak Alang A good and rather rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the form of the jawa demam, is made of very well selected ketengga woods with natural contrasting grains, with the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and a bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches back form. Straight blade is rather slim, and has the base features, or perabots, similar to its bigger “cousins”;

Keris Madura Lurus Tambal Rojo Gundolo A very good example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Fittings in the typical Madura kerang or sea shell form, is made from hard teak woods. Bottom stem is encased with a plain brass brass cover or pendok blewah. Long and very sturdy straight blade with minimal base features or perabots and an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are very condense and show good combination having few shades of black and white metals. Forged in the mlumah technique, and shows ovalish formation along the middle of the blade called pamor tambal. All patterns are unplanned and at the base are unplanned pamor tiban that shows a figurine like pattern called the pamor rojo gundolo.

Keris Melayu Bugis Lurus Batu Lapak - A good example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular regions that has strong Bugis roots. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath in the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with typical Bugis hexagonal cross section and arcing profile has an overall shape called Sepokal in Malay. Blade is pattern welded with the base having a semi circular formation arranged in the miring technique called pamor batu lapak, or saddle stone pamor.

Keris Palembang Lurus Fosil Garham Gajah Another very good and rare example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved jawa demam handle and top sheath made of the rare fossilized mammoth molar, or garham gajah. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed brass cover with a fossilized mammoth molar bottom tip. Straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor is called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor is believed to be able to enhance the owner's material well being.

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.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Carita - Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis "pistol" grip or kerdas styles and the top sheath are both made of well selected kemuning woods, with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and a kemunning bottom tip. A finely filigreed gilded silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves has very well executed perabots, and a hexagonal cross section, typical of the Bugis styles.

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Wos Utah - A good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The typical regional form of handle in a human figurine like form, and the top sheath are made of hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features that includes a kembang kacang, picetan without any sogokan and jenggot or fretworks.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Kelingan Kayu CendanaA very good and rare example of  a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Handle and sheath are made from scented sandal woods with the hilt having finely carved motifs with a face at the back called the garuda munkur. The hilt is also fitted with a mendak selut of white metals and studded with black stones. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass stem cover of pendok blewah. Long, very sturdy blade with prominent thick spine and 13 meandering waves has very well executed and deep perabots or base features. It has an

Keris Jawa Lurus Gayaman Jogja Kulit Penyu – Another good example of a rather short keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from very well selected hard woods called sono kling(?). Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah exposing a turtle shell panel in the middle. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy blade is rather short and has a rather plain base features or perabots, and has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Singa Barong Combong A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles with the top sheath or wrangka made of well selected pellet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Handle is made from hard and dark ebony or trembalo, with the bottom stem fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral and bird motifs typical of Jogja styles. Long and very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks and prominent spine, with very well executed and deep perabots or base features that has the rare loin or, singa barong at the base. The fullers at the base, or sogokan, have thinned out and through the blade probably due to rust and numerous citric acid cleanings. This occurrence is also called combong.

Keris Bali Luk 7 Ulu Rambut A very good and rather rare form of keris from the island of Bali with the grantiman form handle of wood wrapped with human hairs. All natural pelet woods for sheath are well selected for its natural contrasting grains. A brass ferrule or mendak with colored glass completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, has prominent spine and well executed and deep perabots or base features, which is very typical of Balinese styles. Blade is pattern welded with an overall pamor of the kulit semangko or melon's skin variations, with a very smooth surface typical of the Balinese styles.

Keris Jawa Lurus Gayaman Branggah - Another good example of keris from the central Javanese regions with the fittings in the gayaman branggah. Made from very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah exposing a red velvet cloth at the base. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy and thick blade is rather short and has a slightly angular profile that has a term called cendrung in Javanese. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Luk 27 Gayaman Pelet – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Top sheath or wrangka is in the Gayaman Surakarta styles and together with the hilt, are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting as well as flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and having 27 waves or luks. More common are luks from 3 to 13. The base features that has the elephant’s trunk or kembang kacang and other smaller features or perabots are also well executed.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Tri WarnaA very good and rather rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the form of the bondolan, and top sheath in the form of the gayaman branggah styles, are made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. Long and very sturdy blade with rather minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are rare, arranged in the miring technique, and has three different patterns on the blade. At the base is a semi circle formation called batu lapak, and the top has a few swirls patterns called qul buntet, and the edges has pamor lines called wengkon. With 3 different pamor patterns, it is also called tri warna, or tri colored.

Keris Jawa Ladrang Lurus Melati Sinebar A good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo form is made from well selected woods with natural contrasting grains and is also made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah that has been painted black, Rather plain blade with few base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique shows circular contouring patterns along the middle of the blade called pamor melati sinebar (a kind of flower).

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Junjung Darjat Asihan A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Suarkarta. Fittings in the gayaman solo styles are made from well selected woods, with the bottom stem encased with a plain thick brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass mendak or ferrule completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks, has the base features or perabots well executed, and has an overall shape or dapor called sempena. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique showing peak formations from the base till the tip. This rare arrangement is called pamor junjung darjat or enhancement of status.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 9 Sabuk Tampar A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the gayaman jogja form and is made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack on a specific part of the tree. Bottom stem is encased with a well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. Sturdy blade with prominent spine and 9 meandering waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called sabuk tampar. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variation.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Dhamar Murub Ron Genduru Another very good example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks located at the tip and a prominent spine with very well executed base features or perabots. It has an overall shape or dapor called Dharmar Murub. Pamor pattern are rare and are arranged in the miring technique with flowing patterns called the pamor Ron Genduru or coconut leaves. The pamor are said to enhance the owner’s status.

Keris Madura Lurus Sandang Walikat Perak – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Handle made of hard teakwood or jati, is finely carved in the typical Madurese styles and has winged dragons flanking the sides. The sheath is in the form called sandang walikat, is made of wood and is fully encased with silver alloy. A silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy straight blade with rather plain perabots or base features has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and has an overall pattern called wos utah or scattered rice. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and oval formations at the top half of the blade has a reference of unplanned pamor tiban called pamor sumber.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 7 Singa Barong Tumpal Keli A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Jogjakarta.  The hilt and top sheath or wrangka are made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed gold plated brass. Very sturdy blade with 7 luks or waves and a prominent spine has the base with a loin like figurine called the singa barong. Notice the mouth having a small gold ball inserted and also the penis of the male singa barong. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique called pamor tumpal keli. The pamor is said to enhance the owner’s status and material well being.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Pudak Setegal Yacob Another very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Handle is made from well selected burl woods or gambol, and the top sheath or wrangka is made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occurs due to fungal attack. The bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed pierced through brass stem cover with semi precious yakult stone profusions. Long and very sturdy blade with thick prominent spine and 13 meandering waves or luks has very well executed base features or perabots using the rare pudak setegal. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Putut Kembar – A good and rare example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles have the top sheath made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. The hilt in the rather stout form called the bondolan is made of teak woods or jati, Bottom stem is fitted with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. Straight and very sturdy blade has an angular profile (sepokal in Malay or cendrung in Javanese) with the base having two figurines in a sitting or meditating postures called putut kembar. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 5 Kelingan – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles, with the hilt and the top sheath or wrangka made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with a well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. A silver ferrule or mendak with colored glass profusion completes fittings.  Rare blade with prominent spine and 5 meandering luks located at the bottom half of the blade, with the base features or perabots using the uncommon gandik and a wavy cross piece or ganjar wilut. Metals used for the blade shows high carbon irons instead of using nickel metals to avoid having bright pamor lines.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 7 Dwi Warna – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles, with the hilt and the top sheath or wrangka made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with a well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton. A silver ferrule or mendak with colored glass profusion completes fittings.  Rare blade with prominent spine and 7 meandering luks, located at the bottom half of the blade, with the base features or perabots using the uncommon gandik and a wavy cross piece or ganjar wilut. Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique. One side of the blade has the patterns forming the pamor blarak ngirid or palm leaf.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Perak - A very good example of a keris from southern Malaysian peninsular regions, encompassing the southern Sumatran islands of Riau Lingga. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of kemuning woods with the large top sheath made of well selected kemuning wood with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver panels and 3 middle bands. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has typical Buigs features with a hexagonal cross section with angled edges, and the base features or perabots well executed.

Keris Minang Kabau Bahari Wilut Sada Saler Perak A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of buffalo bone, with a repoussed white metals pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having different motifs at the front and back. Rather slim blade, is very sturdy with thick spine. It is straight and slim, and has an overall shape or dapor called bahari in Malay. The base features or perabots are also very similar to the executioner’s keris or keris penyalang, and it’s shorter cousin, the keris anak alang. All are said to be for status wear.

Keris Jawa Lurus Pendita Bonang Serinting A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Handle and sheath are in the form of the gayaman Surakarta and are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with repoussed silver and gold plated brass. Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and a rather broad base with a figurine on one side called the pendita. Pamor patterns are rare and arranged in the mlumah technique, having pairs of small circles along the middle of the blade called pamor bonang serinting which is referring to an instrument from the gamelan Javanese orchestra.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Iras Meteor – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical bird like figurine, and the top sheath are made of hard kemuning woods, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. A well repoussed gilded silver ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 slender waves or luks has well executed perabots or base features, and also has the cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras. Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations with a prominent peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung.

Keris Patani Pandai Saras Luk 9 - Another very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Patani and Kelantan. The handle is in the form of the kerdas, and together with the top sheath or sampir in Malay, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing stripe grains. The bottom stem is of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. Very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and base features or perabots that are very well executed with the typical Patani features. The overall shape or dapor is called pandai saras in Malay. Blade is pattern welded but using higher carbon metals without contrasting nickel pamor lines.

Keris Jawa Lurus Sungging Panca Warna – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Surakarta styles and together with the hilt, are made from woods and finely painted with figurines from the wayang kulit or shadow puppets. This technique of painting is known as sungging. Bottom stem is fully encased with a bronze stem cover or pendok with wayang kulit or shadow puppets motifs. A granuled silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with rather plain base features that has only the picetan, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Jawa Lurus Sepang Karna Tinanding – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Surakarta styles and together with the hilt, are made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with gold plated brass stem cover or pendok. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long, thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and base features that has the elephant’s trunk or kembang kacang present at both sides. It has an overall shape or dapor called Sepang Karna Tinanding.

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Ulu Gana Another good example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. With the gayaman jogja form fittings, the hilt is made of hard and darkwoods with a naturally occurring form called the gana.  The top sheath is made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah, with a brass ferrule or mendak completing the fittings. Sturdy straight blade with a prominent spine and plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Keris Jawa Solo Lurus Jalak Gayaman Seiras - A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo forms with the hilt and the top sheath or wrangka made from very well selected trembalo woods that are made from a single piece of woods, or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with thick plain brass outer stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long and very sturdy straight or lurus blade, with a broad base and plain base features or perabots, it has an overall shape or dapor called jalak nguwuh(?).

Keris Jawa Lurus Gajah Liman Another good example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Surakarta. With the ladrangan form fittings made of hard and dark woods for the hilt and flashing tayuman(?) woods for the sheath, which is also made from a single piece of wood. Bottom stem encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah, exposing the single piece of wood. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy straight blade with a prominent spine and the base has a rare elephant figurine. This has an overall shape or dapor called Gajah Liman.

Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrang Seiras Mesem Another good example of a keris from central Javanese regions of surakarta. With the ladrangan form fittings made of hard and dark woods for the hilt and flashing tayuman(?) woods for the sheath, which is also made from a single piece of wood, or seiras. Bottom stem encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah, exposing the single piece of wood. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy and thick blade with a rather broad profile has an overall shape or dapor called mesem. Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Jangkung Landrang Another good example of a keris from central Javanese regions of surakarta. With the ladrangan form fittings made of hard and dark woods for the hilt and flashing tayuman(?) woods for the sheath. Bottom stem encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah, and a brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy blade with three meandering waves or luks, has an overall shape or dapor called jangkung. Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. 

Keris Jawa Lurus Pamor Alif A good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman surakarta forms with the top sheath made of well selected hard woods with the bottom stem encased with an open repoussed brass pendok. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Thick and very sturdy blade with rather plain base feature or perabots which has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. At the base a clear straight line pamor is seen and is of the unplanned pattern or pamor tiban. It is called pamor alif,

Keris Jawa Lurus Sajen (Majapahit) Perak A good example of a rather small keris of Javanese in origin. Fittings in the gayaman Solo style is made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occurs due to fungi attack on that particular part of the tree. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed thick silver stem cover or pendok bunton. The hilt and blade are made one from a single billet, and in a relief human figurine form called the ulu sajen, which has its roots during the Majapahit Empire. Straight, slim and rather short blade has plain perabots or base features with pattern welded forging in the miring technique showing vertical lines forming that pamor pattern called adeg or sanding pamor.

Keris Jawa Luk 7 Uler Lulut – Another good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo style and are made of hard woods with carvings at the top sheath and bottom stem. A gold plated brass ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and very well executed perabots or base features that is also using the wavy cross piece or ganjar wilut. Pamor patterns are very well arranged in the mlumah technique and are called pamor uler lulut or snake skin pamor.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 3 Pamor Triman Another very good example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles with the handle made of pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains, and the top sheath or wrangka made from very well selected pelet woods with contrasting grains as well. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton with a brass ferrule or mendak to complete fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and a prominent spine has well executed base features or perabots that uses the nguku bima or bima’s claw instead of

Keris Palembang Luk 3 Ganjar Seiras Patrem A good and rare example of a short keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang, with both, the handle in the typical relief human figurine form, and the top sheath in the sabit bulan form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and a well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and rather rare base features or perabots,

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Ladrangan Wiji Timun – A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Surakarta styles and together with the hilt, are made from hard and dark woods called sono kling. Bottom stem is fully encased with gold plated brass stem cover or pendok. A gold plated brass ferrule or mendak selut completes fittings. The repousse works on the fittings are pierced through, and is studded with colored gemstones at places.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 15 Kala Wija - A good and rare example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan  Jogja styles with the top sheath made of very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting and flashing grains and is also made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Hilt is made from hard and dark woods called tayuman(?) and has a silver ferrule or mendak. Bottom stem is encased with an open gold plated brass cover or pendok blewah. Rather short blade with rare 15 waves (commonly are from 3 to 13) has well executed perabots or base features and has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija.

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Karna Tri WarnaAnother good and rare example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with a well reppoussed brass cover or pendok. A brass ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Rare blade with 9 waves or luks has the base using two kembang kacang or elephant’s trunk. The top half of the blade also ha a sublime fuller present. The base cross piece or ganjar is also wavy and is called ganjar wilut. The blade has an overall shape or dapor called

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Jangkung Dwi Warna A very good example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made from very well selected woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 3 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine with very well executed base features or perabots. It has an overall shape or dapor called Jangkung Mangkurat. Pamor pattern are rare and are arranged in the miring technique with flowing patterns called the pamor blarak ngirid or coconut leaves. The other side of the blade has the patterns inverted and is called naga ronggsang.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Iras Adeg – A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and a prominent triangular spine, has well executed perabots or base features, and also has the rare ganjar seiras or base cross piece made one with the blade. 

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Ladrangan Pelet - Another good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Fittings are of the ladrangan branggah forms, and are made of well selected pelet awar-awar, or clouds pelet woods with naturally occurring fine dark lines that happens due to fungus attacks. Straight and sturdy blade with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrangan Tilam Sari - A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo styles and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Handle is also made of similar woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A finely granulated silver ferrule or mendak. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and plain base features that has an overall shape or dapor called tilam sari.

Keris Jawa Lurus Kebo Lajer Qul Buntet - A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Solo styles and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. It is also to note that the wrangka is made form a single piece of wood or seiras. Handle is made of hard and dark tayuman(?) woods with tiger’s stripe grains and  finely carved patras. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A granulated silver alloy ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 5 Sampir TandokA good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form is finely carved with floral motifs that depict a squatting figurine. Top sheath is made of buffalo horn (rarely seen) with the bottom stem of hardwoods and an ivory bottom tip. A repoussed white metal ferrule completes fittings. Rather short blade with 5 waves or luks, which strongly suggest a feminine use that is not uncommon in the matriarchy system practiced by the Minang Kabaus. The kembang kacang or elephant trunk like feature at teh abse has it touching the blade, and this also has a term called kembang kacang bungkem.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Gayaman Kemuning – A good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman surakarta forms with the top sheath made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass pendok. A typical three tier brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and three waves or luks located at the base of the blade. The perabots or base features are all well executed and deep. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations and is said to enhance the owners material well being.

Keris Palembang Lurus Tebal Another good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle is in the relief human figurine form is typical of the region’s styles, and together with the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes the fittings. Very thick and sturdy straight blade that feels heavy upon handling, with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.  Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and with a good knowledge of pamor patterns one can find a few unplanned pamor tiban that has mystical references.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Wengkon - A very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with carved bird like handle and top sheath both made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashings grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tioger’s stripe grains, and well a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with sublime 9 waves, has very well executed  perabots and a hexagonal cross piece. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called kulit semangka, or melon’s skin. A peak like formation at the base is called ujung gunung, and pamor lines along the edges called pamor wengkon. The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status while the pamor kulit semangka is said

Keris Palembang Lurus Tilam Upih - A good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The typical regional form of handle in a human figurine like form, and the top sheath are made of hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. Straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the mlumah technique of the uler lulut or snake's skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Gayaman Jogja Pelet Bondolan – A good example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Handle is the stout form called bondolan and together with the top sheath in the gayaman Jogja forms, are made from very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack. A white metal ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks with rather complete base features or perabots. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Gayaman Pelet, Sada Saler - A good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Fittings are of the gayaman branggah forms, and are made of well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring dark lines that occurs due to fungus attacks. Straight and sturdy blade with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring with a single vertical line at the middle of the blade called pamor sada saler. The pamor sada saler is said to guide the owner it times of chaos.

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Blarak Ngirid – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Top sheath or wrangka is in the gayaman Surakarta styles and together with the hilt, are made from well selected pellet woods that has naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with gold plated brass stem cover or pendok. A gold brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long and very sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine has the base features that includes the elephant’s trunk or kembang kacang and other smaller features or perabots are also well executed. Pamor patterns are rare and are well arranged in the miring technique.

Keris Palembang Luk 11 Ulu Dewa – Another good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony(?) woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural contrasting grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods.
A repoussed brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 11 meandering luks or waves, has the base features or perabots well executed having rather complete features. Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Palembang Luk 11 Pogokan – A very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with finely carved bird like handle and top sheath both made of kemuning woods, bottom stem is made of angsena woods, and well a repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.Very sturdy, long and thick blade with prominent spine and meandering 11 waves, has very well executed and deep perabots with the gandik using the rare dapor pogokan, instead of the usual kembang kacang or elephant's trunk. Pamor patterns are very condensed, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Keris Jawa Betok Sajen Picetan – Another rare example of a keris from central java called the keris sajen. Newly made sheath in the sandang walikat form is made from a single piece of kemuning woods with no joints. The hilt and blade is made one with the hilt in the form of a human figurine. This hilt form is called ulu sajen, and is attributed to the Majapahit era. Short and broad blade with minimal base features has an overall shape called betok. Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations. At the surface of the blade, there are a few depression marks caused by pinching the red hot blade with the bare finger’s and thumb. This technique is called picetan and is done to infuse more mystical properties to the keris.

Keris Jawa Lurus Gayaman Jogja Pelet, Teja Kinurung - A very good example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Long, very sturdy and thick blade has rather minimal base features or perabotrs, and has an overall shape or dapor called jalak tilam upih.  Pamor patterns are well arranged in the miring technique with a prominent central line (sada saler) and circumference lines called pamor wengkon. When both these pamor are combined together, it is also called pamor teja kinurung. It is said to protect as well and enhance the owner’s material well being.

Keris Cirebon Lurus Ulu Ganesha – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Finely carved handle in a relief elephant form of the Hindu deity called Ganesha. Top sheath in the gayaman branggah styles is made from well selected sono kling woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade is rather short and broad, and with a rather plain base, it has an overall shape or dapor called brojol. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Palembang Lurus Wulan WulanAnother very good example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle made of well-selected kemunning woods, is in the jawa demam form is well made with carvings at the sides and back. Top sheath or sampir, is made of very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy straight blade has a plain base and has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are condensed, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, and have circular formations that is unplanned or pamor tiban,

Keris Bali Luk 9 Grantiman Pamor Trap-trapan – A rather rare form of keris from the island of Bali with the grantiman form handle of wood wrapped with human hairs. All natural pelet woods for sheath are well selected for its natural contrasting grains. Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks, is pattern welded with an overall background pamor of the kulit semangko or melon's skin variations, and at places along the middle of the blade are rare pamor arrangements in the technique called trap-trapan. The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity, while the pamor trap-trapan is of the protective nature.

Keris Palembang Sepokal Bahari – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the relief human figurine style, typical of the region, and top sheath are made from kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and a well repoussed silver alloy ferrule completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with an angular profile that has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. It also has well executed perabots or base features, that is using the same forms and features as another form of keris called the keris Bahari. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor pattern of the kulit semangko

Keris Jawa Lurus Brodjol Gayaman Pelet - A good and rather rare example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made from well selected hard and darkwoods. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with an open reposed brass cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Broad and rather sturdy blade with plain base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called brodjol.  Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring with a single vertical line at the middle of the blade called pamor sada saler. The pamor sada saler is said to guide the owner it times of chaos.

Keris Minang Lurus Bahari Sepokal –  A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of hard ebony wood with a plain silver pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of kemuning woods with the bottom stem  fully encased with finely repoussed silver. Very sturdy blade with prominent spine is rather short. It is a straight blade or lurus, but having an arcing profile that has a combination of two types of dapor. The arcing profile is called dapor sepokal in Malay, and the base features or perabots are very similar to the features find in a  short keris called the keris bahari. Pattern welded blade is using rather interesting metal combinations that may include some meteoric content from the few places that shows a "crystallize" effect.

Keris Betok Tindih –A rare from of short keris from the central or eastern Javanese regions called the keris betok tindih with the wooden handle and sheath in the sandang walikat form. Very thick and sturdy blade with a broad and leaf shaped like profile and the ferrule or metok made with the same metals as the blade, features that are associated with the keris betok. Pamor patterns are in the mlumah technique and having a scaly like surface called pamor mrutu sewu. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, and the keris betook itself is highly sought after for its strong mystical properties that is said to ward off unwanted or bad spirits or bad forces within other kerises.

Keris Palembang Lurus Anak Alang – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the semi human figurine form is made of dark ebony woods, and top sheath in  are made from well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. Very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine and fullers flanking it. The blade is rather slim, and has features similar to its bigger “cousins” that is the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The overall form is called the keris anak alang, and like its cousin, is meant for status wear. Pamor patterns are of the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations. The blade is also well tempered, from the darker shades on the top half of the blade.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Mesem Ulu Dewa – A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A plain brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. Very sturdy and rather broad blade with the base features or perabots well executed and using a rather small kembang kacang that has an overall shape or dapor called dapor mesem. Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah

Keris Palembang Lurus PariAnother very good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris, with typical form of handle in a bird like form. The top sheath and the bottom stem are made of hard and dark woods, with a single plain silver bands at the neck joints. Long and very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine and well executed base features or perabots, is rather broad at the base and tapers to the tip. The overall shape has a resemblance to the sting ray’s tail or ekor pari in Malay.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Pogokan Mas - Another very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved bird like handle made of hard kemuning woods, and top sheath also made well selected of kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of woods and is fully encased with well repoussed brass pendok or stem cover. A well repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and prominent spine, has very well executed and deep perabots or base features. It is also using the rare kembang kacang pogokan where traces of gold inlaying works still remains. 

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras – A good and rather rare example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with finely carved bird like handle and top sheath both made of kemuning woods, bottom stem is made of angsena woods, and well a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings. Very sturdy blade with sublime 9 waves, has very well executed  perabots and the cross piece, or ganjar, is made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras. Pamor patterns are very condensed, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Keris Jawa Lurus Jalak Tilam Upih – A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta, with the fitting in the gayaman Solo styles. Handle is made from dark and hard tayuman woods with the patras well carved. Top sheath or wrangka is made of very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with repoussed brass cover or pendok blewah.  Long, very sturdy and rather broad blade has rather minimal features or perabots that includes a picetan  and the tikel alis. The tip of the blade ends with a point and is called nyunti. With it's broad nature, the overall shape or dapor is called jalak tilam upih.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9A good example of a keris from the southern  Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger stripe grains with a repoussed silver bottom tip. A repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. Sturdy blade with 9 meandering luks or waves has typical Bugis features with a hexagonal cross section. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Keris Jawa Lurus Sepang Pelet – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions, with the well carved handle made of teak wood, and top sheath or wrangka, in the gayaman Surakarta styles made from woods with natural contrasting grains, called pelet belang sapi. Bottom stem is also made of pelet woods, and is encased with an open plain brass cover or pendok blewah. A silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade is rare in that it has the base tapering on both sides, and is called dapor sepang.

Keris Lurus Jawa Seiras Ladrangan Pelet – Of central Javanese in origin, with the fittings in the ladrangan styles with the bondolan form hilt, all made of well selected pelet wood. Bottom stem encased with plain brass pendok blewah. Brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Straight and sturdy blade with prominent spine and rather plain base features also has the cross piece made together with the blade or ganjar seiras. Pattern welded blade with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the  wos utah or scattered rice patterns. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Keris Lurus Jawa Gayaman Pelet 122 – Of central Javanese in origin, with the fittings in the gayaman styles with the bondolan form hilt, all made of well selected pelet wood. Brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings. Very sturdy straight blade with rather broad profile and a plain base, has an overall shape or dapor called brodjol. Pattern welded blade with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the  wos utah or scattered rice patterns. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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