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

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Megantara.

Keris Palembang Luk 5 Megantara - A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle in the typical Palembang human relief formand the the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. 

 Sturdy blade with five meandering waves of luks, has the base features or perabots using the rare kembang kacang pogokan, rather than the usual elephant trunk.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with circumference pamor lines called pamor wengkon. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor wengkon is of the protective nature.

Condition: Aside from minor hairline cracks at the hilt, 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 early to mid 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.9".   Overall length: 20".

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.

e-mail: or


No. 31, Bussorah Street, Singapore 199449.
Tel/Fax: +65-62948051.

Copyright ©2000.


All Rights Reserved.

Home Page Intro to kris & kris terms Kerises Gallery Other weapons Handles and accessories Sold Items