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Keris Jawa Luk 9 Karna Tri Warna.

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Karna Tri Warna – Another good and rare example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with a well reppoussed brass cover or pendok. A brass ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings.

Rare blade with 9 waves or luks has the base using two kembang kacang or elephant’s trunk. The top half of the blade also ha a sublime fuller present. The base cross piece or ganjar is also wavy and is called ganjar wilut. The blade has an overall shape or dapor called Karna Tinanding.

Pamor patterns are complicated and all arranged in the miring technique and has the base with the pamor lar gangsir, followed by the pamor lawe saukel and the pamor adeg at the top.

The pamor lar gangsir and the pamor lawe saukel is said to enhance the owner’s status while the pamor adeg 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 middle 20th century blade.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18.8".

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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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