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

Keris Madura Lurus Kerang Naga 0918.

Keris Madura Lurus Kerang Naga 0918 - A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the island of Madura. Top sheath or wrangka, in the shell kerang madura form, is made from hard black ebony woods or kenaung, and is finely carved with the Naga or dragon. A well repossed brass outer stem cover or pendok bunton, and a brass ferrule or mendak, completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade is straight or lurus, with well executed base features or perabots, that has an overall shape or dapor called sinom in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are very condense, and shows forging in the mlumah technique, of the wos utah or scattered rice patterns. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.75".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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