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Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 9 Sabuk Tampar.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 9 Sabuk Tampar – A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the gayaman jogja form and is made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack on a specific part of the tree. Bottom stem is encased with a well repoussed brass stem cover or pendok bunton .

Sturdy blade with prominent spine and 9 meandering waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called sabuk tampar.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variation. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at certain places there are a few unplanned pamor tiban that has mystical references. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.7".   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.

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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