An East Javanese Keris.

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An East Javanese Keris.

Umur (age): Kamardikan.

Asal (=origin): Madura Aeng Tong-Tong.

The Keris with a hand forged ‘13 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Adeg’). Dapur in ‘Lung Gandhu’ (= Elephant trunk shape). Front of Wilah with the 5 Pandawa (=brothers): ‘Yudistira’ (son of Dharma who is also Yama, the god of death), ‘Bima’ (son of Vayu, the god of the wind), ‘Arjuna’ (son of Indra, ruler of heaven), ‘Nakula’ and ‘Sadewa’ (both gods of the Ashwini stars). Back of Wilah with the 4 Panakawan: ‘Semar’, ‘Petruk’, ‘Cepot’ and ‘Gareng’ (clowns and servants of the hero). Small silver Mendak (cuff) of ‘Meniran’ type, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Jejeran Salembaran’ shape, and carved from Kemuning wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Gayaman Gabel Kagok’ type (‘kidney’ shaped) and made from Pelet Sampir wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with silver plated Pendok (cover), Topengan in Tombak.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 42.4 cm. (1x)

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