A high quality Javanese Keris Yogya, with 18th century blade.

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A high quality Javanese Keris Yogya, with 18th century blade.

Umur (age): Kartasura, the capital of the Sultanate of Mataram.

The Keris with a hand forged ‘3 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Beras Wutah Wengkon’). Dapur in ‘Segara Winatan’ shape. Silver Mendak (cuff) of ‘Angkup Randu’ type, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Nunggak Semi’ shape and carved from Teak wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Branggah / Taman Ngabehan’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and also made from Teak wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with nickel Pendok (cover), the smooth Button with Tombak with gilded Slorok and Semen Sihnahuk pattern and winged crown.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 40.5 cm. (1x)

Note 1: Between 1680 and 1755, Kartasura was the capital of the Sultanate of Mataram. This Sultanate was the last major independent Javanese kingdom on Java before the island was colonized by the Dutch. It is commonly referred to as the Kartasura era or period of the Mataram sultanate. It preceded the transfer to Surakarta by Pakubuwana II.

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