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Keris Jawa Luk 5 Singa Barong Combong.

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.

Pamor patterns are very condense and are forged 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.

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 late 19th early 20th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.2".

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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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