A very good kris from central Javanese regions o Surakarta. Handle in the typical Javanese nunggak semi form, is made from hard woods and has the base attachment called mendak selut studded with colour glass and crystals. The sheath in the gayaman form, and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and is made from a single piece of woods without any joints, or seiras.

Sturdy blade is straight or lurus, having a prominent spine and well executed base features or perabots, with the base cross piece or ganjar having gold inlays or kinatah emas.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor, which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Length of blade: 14.5"
Overall length: 18"
Condition: Very good condition.
Age: Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers’ name. Although a kris smith or “empu” has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the early 19th century, with newly made hilt.

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