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Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 9 Kelingan 0918.
Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 9 Kelingan 0918 -
Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese
regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogjakarta
styles are made from very well selected pelet woods
with natural contrasting grains. A brass ferrule or mendak and
a well repoussed silver plated brass stem cover or pendok
Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks and prominent spine or ada-ada, has very well executed perabots, base features, that includes the nguku bima, and the ganjar wilut, or wavy base cross piece. It has an overall shape or dapor called Anuman in Javanese.
Pamor patterns are not using any nickel, but iron and steel. Arranged in the mlumah technique, the black nature of the blade is called kelingan in Javanese.
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 19th century, with new outer stem cover.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 19".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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