A Javanese Keris, with 13th century blade.

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A Javanese Keris, with 13th century blade.

Umur (age): From the period of the Kingdom of Singhasari.

The Keris with short hand forged Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Beras Wutah’’).‘ pattern. Dapur in ‘Buda Betok’ shape. Small copper Mendak (cuff) with ‘Meniran’ between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Kagok Solo’ shape and carved from Pelet Kendit wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Gayaman Gabel’ type (‘kidney’ shaped) and made from an old piece of Pelet Nyamel wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) with brass Pendok (cover), the smooth Topengan with Tombak.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 26 cm. (1x)

Note 1: The Kingdom of Singhasari was an Indianized Javanese Hindu–Buddhist kingdom located in east Java between 1222 and 1292. The kingdom succeeded the Kingdom of Kediri as the dominant kingdom in eastern Java. The kingdom’s name is cognate to Singosari district of Malang Regency, located several kilometers north of Malang city.

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