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Close View Antique Indonesian Javanese Naga Keris

Antique Indonesian Javanese Naga Keris | Kris
Length: 51cm
Blade Length: 37cm
Weight: 650gms
#138

Malay Kingfisher Wavy Bladed Keris

Antique Malay Kingfisher wavy bladed keris
Length: 55cm
Blade Length: 34cm
Weight: 500gms
#1238

Indonesian Javanese Straight Bladed Keris

Indonesian Javanese Straight Bladed Keris
Length: 50.5cm
Blade Length: 37cm
Weight: 550gms
#139

Javanese Spearhead Wavy Blade

Javanese Spearhead wavy blade
Blade length: 31.5cm
Weight: 450 gms.
#176

Indonesian Balinese Keris Wood Carved Scabbard

Indonesian Balinese Keris Kris Carved Wooden Scabbard
Length: 65.5cm
Blade Length: 45.5cm
Weight: 850gms.
Luke 13:
#157

Indonesian Yogyarta Keris- Djeno

Indonesian Yogyarta Keris
Crafstman Djeno Harumbrodjo
Length: 47cm
Blade length: 35.5cm
Weight: 400 gms.
#144

Indonesian Balinese Keris & Scabbard

Indonesian Balinese keris from Lombok
Blade length: 49cm
Grip: 12cm
Weight: 550 gms.
#160

Mandau Dayak Iban Headhunters Sword

Dayak Iban Mandau head Hunters Knife
Length: 44cm
Grip: 12.5cm
Weight: 750 gms
#176

Mandau Dayak Headhunters Sword From Borneo

Mandau Dayak headhunters Sword Borneo
Length: 64cm
Blade length: 47.5cm
Weight: 650 gms.
#169

Headhunters Dayak Sword Sarawak Borneo

Rare Dayak Headhunters Sword Sarawak Borneo
Length: 86cm
Blade Length: 62cm
Grip: 14.5cm
Weight: 950 gms.
#168

Balinese Keris Grip Mythological Creature Barong

Balinese Keris Grip Mythological Creature Barong
Height: 14cm
Weight: 200 gms.
#149

Top View Indonesian WW2 Bayonet Style Dagger

Indonesian Bayonet style dagger
Length: 42cm
Blade Length: 30cm
Weight: 350 gms.
#105a

Indonesian Javanese Keris Bras Sheath 1

Javanese Keris Brass Sheath Straight Blade
Length: 51cm
Blade Length: 33.5cm
Weight: 450gms.
#129

Balinese Keris Grip Mythological Hindu Creature

Balinese Keris Kris Grip Mythological Hindu Creature
Length: 14cm
Circumference: 15cm at widest part
Weight: 200 gms.
146a

Indonesin Javanese Wavy Bladed Keris Wooden Scabbard

Indonesin Javanese Wavy Bladed Keris Wooden Scabbard
Length: 47.5cm
Blade length: 35cm
Weight: 500 gms.
#117

Side 2 Indonesian Padang Keris

Indonesian Keris/Padang/Parang sword
Length: 58cm
Blade Length: 33.5cm
Weight: 700gms.
#130

Borneo Piso Podang Iban Dayak Borneo Sword (2)

Borneo Piso Podang Iban Dayak Borneo Sword
Length: 85cm
Blade Length: 66cm
Weight: 1.05 k Kg.
#170

Borneo Dayak Hunting Knive

Borneo Dayak Hunting Knife Length: 73cm
Blade length: 57cm
Grip Length: 14cm
Weight: 800gms.
#175

Balinese Kris (Keris) Lombok Uprt

Balinese Lombok Indonesian Straight Bladed Keris
Length: 56cm
Blade Length: 42cm
Weight: 500 gms
#154

Shendu Minority Naga Axe Knife

Shendu Minority Naga Knife
18th-19th Century
Length: 40cm
Weight: 750 gms.
#1249A

Blade And Scabbard Indonesian Keris

Indonesian Javanese Gayaman Keris Kris
Length: 52cm
Weight: 400gms.
#100

Malay Kingfisher Wavy Bladed Keris

Antique Keris Kris Parang Swords knives, daggers from Indonesia & Malaysia

Antique Keris Kris Parang Swords

Antique Keris Kris Parang Swords – The keris is considered the national weapon of both Indonesia and Malaysia, although the keris/kris is also found in many other South East Asian countries such as southern Thailand and also in the southernmost part of the Philippines, each with their own unique and traditional style.

Many men in Indonesia and Malaysia own a family keris which has been passed down through the generations and they are still used on formal and ceremonial occasions, the most common being a weddings. The Keris is believed to possess magical powers to bring good luck and riches to the owner, whereas the parang and dagger are used in more practical application.

In Sulawesi and on the Island of Kalimantan the manufacture and use of the Keris/kris is restricted to a few coastal areas. However, there is no doubt that the keris originated in Java as some of the oldest keris’ known have originating from Java.

The making of a Javanese Keris has traditionally been handed down from father to son throughout the generations. The keris maker referred to as “Empu”, is a master in his craft and many Empu’s are highly respected and even venerated. Empu Djeno Harumbrodjo now deceased is one of those master keris makers whose keris are highly regarded.

Hand forging a keris is a highly sophisticated and involved process from start to finish. Ritualistic practices and magic are imbued into each keris on a personal level.

The Javanese and the Balinese believe that the keris/kris has to be be removed slowly and carefully from the sheath whilst holding the tip upwards in a vertical position. The sheath of the keris/kris is considered to be a protective cover in which the keris/kris rests when not in use. The sheath restricts and controls its magical powers.

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Antique Keris Kris Parang Swords

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