MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Jawa Lurus Megantara. 

Keris Jawa Lurus Megantara A fine and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The fittings in the gayaman Solo styles with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods, and the top sheath is made of well selected woods with natural occurring gains called pellet awar-awar which is resembling clouds. The bottom stem is fully encased with a thick brass cover or pendok, and has fine floral motifs, done with pierced through or kerawangan works. The ferrule or mendak is made of brass, with fine brass granules technique.

The fine blade is thick and very sturdy with a prominent thick spine and very well executed perabots or base features. It is using the rarer kembang kacang pogokan, with one jalen, one lambei gajah, tikel alis, gusen and fine grenengs or fretworks. The overall shape of the blade is called dapor megantara.

The pattern welded blade's shows metals that are dark, with high carbon content, without much or any bright nickel pamor metals. This type of metal selection is also called bassi pamoro. Using more iron and steel, it is thus very strong, and with the other features, strongly suggests the practical nature of the piece, probably meant for a warrior.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 20.2".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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