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Keris Melayu Riau Luk 15 Pogokan Kalawija 710.

Keris Melayu Riau Luk 15 Pogokan Kalawija 710 – Another good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath in the tebeng or square form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana wood with tight tiger stripe grains. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and the rare 15 waves or luks (usually from 3 to 13) has shallow fullers running alongside the spine. The base features or perabots are also well executed, and uses the less common kembang kacang pogokan. With the 15 waved blade, it is also called kalawija in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arrange din the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 11.5".   Overall length: 14.6".

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