A Balinese Keris Patrem, with early 20th century blade.

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A Balinese Keris Patrem, with early 20th century blade.

The Keris with a hand forged ‘9 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Aiq Nglek’). Dapur in two crowned ‘Naga Pengantin’ (double dragon shape). Gilded Mendak (cuff) of ‘Wewer’ type with cabochons, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Cecekahan’ shape, and carved from Purnama wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Batun Poh Gandar Iras’ type (‘kidney’ shaped). Warangka and Gandar (body) both made from Purnama wood, patiently carved by hand.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 28.5 cm. (1x)

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