AGE: – 19th – Early 20th Century (guess)
CONSTRUCTION: – iron or steel, Wood Brass
DESCRIPTION: – Javanese Keris Brass Sheath Straight Blade
LENGTH: – 51cm
BLADE LENGTH:– 33.5cm
WEIGHT:– 450 gms
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Javanese Keris Brass Sheath Straight Blade with a rich honey coloured wooden hilt and grip originating from Solo in central Java, Indonesia. The grip and fittings date to the 19th – 20th century whereas the hand forged blade is quite a bit older and possibly dates to the 17th century. It is not uncommon to find very old blades with newer fittings.
The dapur has a simple djennggot (the separations traditionally seen at the top of the keris blade), with a very small kembang kacang (potrusion)a third of the way down. The kembang kacang is traditionally on the top part of the gandik (the narrow section on top of the blade) which resembles an elephant trunk. The kembang kacang comes in various shapes, this is possibly the type referred top as kembang kacang pogok.
Javanese Keris Brass Sheath Straight Blade