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Keris Jawa Jogja Brodjol 0411.

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.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon skin variations. At the base a peak like formation is seen and is an unplanned pamor tiban called ujung gunung. The pamor kulit semangka is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.

The dapor brodjol is also said to assist in giving birth, and hence it is also sought after by midwives to assist her in her profession.

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 17th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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