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Keris Jawa Luk 5 Naga Fossil Garham.

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.

Pamor pattern are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows circular formations along the middle of the blade resembling the naga’s scales. It is called pamor uler lulut or snake’s skin.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from slight patching at the back of the top sheath (see pics) rest is all in 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 century.

Length of blade: 14.9".   Overall length: 20".

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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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