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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Iras Adeg.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Iras Adeg – A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings. 

 Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and a prominent triangular spine, has well executed perabots or base features, and also has the rare ganjar seiras or base cross piece made one with the blade. 

 Pamor patterns are well arranged in the miring technique with a prominent central line (sada saler) and circumference lines called pamor wengkon. When both these pamor are combined together, it is also called pamor teja kinurung. It is said to protect as well and enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18".

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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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