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Keris Jawa Lurus Betok Picetan. 

Keris Jawa Lurus Betok Picetan – A good and rare example of a keris from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Sheath or wrangka is in the sandang walikat styles and together with the hilt, are made from well selected trembalo(?) woods with natural flashing grains. A fine filigree silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Rather short but broad blade has plain base features or perabots. The overall leafy shape of the blade is called dapor betok. This form of keris with its plain features are characteristics of older, pre Islamic periods.

Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

There are also depressions found on the surface of the blade and this is believe to be done by pinching the red hot blade with the bare thumb and fingers, or a technique called picetan. It is done to infuse more mystical powers to the keris.

Condition: Very g
ood 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 early 16th century blade with early 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 16.9".

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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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