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Keris Jawa Lurus Sajen (Majapahit) Perak.

Keris Jawa Lurus Sajen (Majapahit) Perak A good example of a rather small keris of Javanese in origin. Fittings in the gayaman Solo style is made from well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occurs due to fungi attack on that particular part of the tree. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed thick silver stem cover or pendok bunton.

The hilt and blade are made one from a single billet, and in a relief human figurine form called the ulu sajen, which has its roots during the Majapahit Empire.

Straight, slim and rather short blade has plain perabots or base features with pattern welded forging in the miring technique showing vertical lines forming that pamor pattern called adeg or sanding pamor. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

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 late 16th century blade with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 9.6".   Overall length: 14.3".

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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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