SOLD Antique Javanese Indonesian Islamic Sword Dagger Kris Keris
SOLD Antique Javanese Indonesian Islamic short sword - dagger Kris – Keris with old 17th–18th Century blade in 19th century mountings. The very sturdy blade is hand forged with beautiful Pamor Ngulit Semangka Pattern – Tangguh, mounted in the 19th century fittings including hilt (hulu) made of dark brown wood trembalo, in Yogyakarta style with the typical carvings. A Silvered ferrule or mendak well ornamented with granulated pattern. The warangka in Surakarta Banyumasan style is made of precious wood with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Fully encased with brass sheath Pendok, the outer side of the Pendok is finely repousse and engraved with interlocking with floral pattern. Well-made serpentine -shaped blade, with 11 luks ('waves’) superbly hand wrought from pamor iron with fine Damascus pattern
Since high-quality, Keris blades made of Pamor were very valuable and would not go out of fashion or style, they were passed from father to son and were used by the next generations. So, the fine old blades, dating back I as far as the fifteenth century were still used during the 19th century but remounted with a new 19th century mountings. It was also practiced in Japan when the expensive old sword blades were remounted to a new mounting and were still used in 19th and 20th century
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage.
Please notice that the pictures in the listing are part of the description of the condition of the object.
Overall length with the scabbard: 49 cm (19.29 inches)
Overall length without the scabbard: 35.6 cm (14 inches)
1.The Invincible Krises 2 by Vanna Ghiringhelli
2. Kris Gli Invincibili: Kris The Invincible [The invincible krises] by Vanna Ghiringhelli
3. Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago by Albert G. van Zonneveld