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

Pedang Tusuk Jawa Timur Ulu Makara 0717.

Pedang Tusuk Jawa Timur Ulu Makara 0717 - A good and rare example of a stabbing sword of eastern Javanese in origin. Silver encased wooden handle in the form of the makara (a mythical creature combining the elephant, fish and dragon/serpent), having the eyes studded with zircons. Wooden sheath has well repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom.
Very sturdy blade with the top half angled downwards, having the double sharp edges only at the top half; a feature common with the pedang tusuk;- literary meaning a stabbing sword.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique or the kulit semangko or melon's skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.25".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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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