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Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrang Seiras Mesem.

Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrang Seiras Mesem – Another good example of a keris from central Javanese regions of surakarta. With the ladrangan form fittings made of hard and dark woods for the hilt and flashing tayuman(?) woods for the sheath, which is also made from a single piece of wood, or seiras. Bottom stem encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah, exposing the single piece of wood. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Very sturdy and thick blade with a rather broad profile has an overall shape or dapor called mesem.

Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned and has a few places where there unplanned pamor tibans. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor tibans are 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 late 18th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 19.7".

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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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