A Balinese Keris

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A Balinese Keris

Umur (age): Kamardikan

The Keris with a hand forged ‘7 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Kulit Semangka’). Dapur ‘Cherita’ (= Elephant trunk shape) and ‘Ganja Kelab Lintah’ (Ganja = separate cross piece fitted on the tang and bounded to the blade). Gilded Mendak (cuff) of ‘Wewer’ type with glass cabochons, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Kagok Solo’ shape, and carved from Pelet Mbelang Sapi wood. Gandar (body) ‘Sandang Walikat’, and patiently carved by hand from Purnama wood.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 52.7 cm. (1x)

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