A Javanese Keris, with 15th century blade.

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A Javanese Keris, with 15th century blade.

Umur (age): From the Javanese Hindu Kingdom Blambangan.

The Keris with a hand forged ‘5 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Ujung Gunung’). Dapur in ‘Pandawa Lare’ shape. Small copper Mendak (cuff) of ‘Meniran’ type and in ‘Desa’ quality, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Nunggak semi’ shape, and carved from Cemara Gunung wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Gayaman Kagok’ type (‘kidney’ shaped), also made from Cemara Gunung wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with brass Pendok (cover), the brass Krawangan with ‘Lung Lungan’ pattern.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 39.4 cm. (1x)

Note 1: The Blambangan Kingdom was the last Javanese Hindu kingdom that flourished between the 13th and 18th centuries, based in the eastern corner of Java. The capital was at Banyuwangi. It had a long history of its own, developing contemporaneously with the largest Hindu kingdom in Java, Majapahit (1293–1527). At the time of the collapse of Majapahit in the late fifteenth century, Blambangan stood on its own as the one solitary Hindu state left in Java, controlling the larger part of Java’s Oosthoek.

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