A fine and rare Javanese Keris Solo, circa 1880.

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A fine and are Javanese Keris Solo, circa 1880.

Umur (age): (Surakarta), Paku Buwono IX [PB IX] (1830-1893).

Equipment: Paku Buwono X [PB X] (1866-1939).

Asal (origin): Surakarta

The Keris with a hand forged ‘13 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Beras Wutah Wengkon’ and ‘Kinatah Emas Wedana Lima’ in ‘Lung Kroton’’). Dapur in ‘Sangkelat’ (= Elephant trunk shape). Silver Mendak (cuff) of ‘Kendit’ type, fitted a silver ‘Selut Byuer’, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Jejeran Yudo Winatan’ shape, and carved from Acacia wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Ladrang Ksatriyan’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and made from flaming Acacia wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with gilded Pendok (cover), gilded Bunton with ‘Lung Buda’ pattern.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 49.6 cm. (1x)

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