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Keris Jawa Luk 5 Naga Siluman.

Keris Jawa Luk 5 Naga Siluman A 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. The mouth of the naga is fitted with a small gold ball called the geliga.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows very good contrasting metals selections forming the pattern called kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity, while the naga siluman is said to be able to make the owner invisible.

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 middle19th century blade with early 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14.8".   Overall length: 19.3".

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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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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