An East Javanese Keris Solo, with 17th century blade.

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An East Javanese Keris, with 17th century blade.

Umur (age): From the Regency of Tuban.

Asal (origin): Surakarta

The Keris with a straight hand forged Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Beras Wutah’). Dapur in ‘Panji Pilis’ shape and Sombro in gold (later) and ‘Kalamisani’. Small nickel Mendak (cuff), between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Nunggak Semi -Yogya’ shape, and carved from Kemuning wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Tangallan’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and made from Teak wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with nickel Pendok (cover), Blewah Polos in Tombak.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 37.9 cm. (1x)

Note 1: The official history of Tuban began in the Majapahit era in the 13th century. There was once an important ceremony when the king of Majapahit crowned Ronggolawe as the principal of the Tuban region. It was held on 12 November 1293 and that date has become the anniversary of Tuban, making it more ancient than Surabaya.

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