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Keris Jawa Timur Luk 9 Dwi Warna.

Keris Jawa Timur Luk 9 Dwi Warna A very good and rare example of a keris form the eastern Javanese regions. Fittings in the ladrangan branggah styles, with the hilt made of hard and dark tayuman(?) woods and the top sheath or wrangka made of well selected trembalo woods. The bottom stem is fully encased with a finely repoussed silver pendok or stem cover.

Sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and has an overall shape or dapor called sempena in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are complicated and are arranged both in the miring and the mlumah technique. The background pamor in the mlumah technique is of the wos utha or scattered rice variations, while the more contrasting pamor patterns are in the miring technique of the wengkon variations. The ganjar or cross piece also has a different pamor arrangement called the pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles. With two pamor patterns it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chips at the base of silver stem cover, rest is all in 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 late18th century blade with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14.2".   Overall length: 19.2".

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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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