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

Keris Madura Lurus Sempaner Bener 0120.

Keris Madura Lurus Sempaner Bener 0120 - A very good example of a keris from the island Madura. Fittings in the kerangan Madura  forms with the top sheath made of hard black woods, finely carved with a naga or dragon on one side. The carved hilt is also made from the same type of hard black woods, and has the base encased with a plain silver selut.

Straight or lurus blade, with a slight bent or cenderong in Javanese, has an overall shape or dapor called sempaner bener in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, showing condense formation of the pamor wos utah or scattered rice, with many unplanned pamor tiban appearing especially at the base.

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 mid 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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