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Keris Jawa Lurus Tri Warna 809.

Keris Jawa Lurus Tri Warna 809 –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 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. Along the circumference of the blade a contrasting pamor lines called wengkon. With three different pamor patterns it is also called tri-warna or tri-colored.

The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status, while the pamor sada saler is said to provide guidance for the owner, and the pamor wengkon is of the protective nature.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the late 19th early 20th century.

Length of blade: 14.1".   Overall length: 19".

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

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