A most exclusive masterpiece made by the adept empus from the besalen Pasir Bersinar in Malang, East-Java, Indonesia. The unique design of this contemporary keris kamardikan sets the new standard for the Indonesian keris of today. The dapur is inspired by that of the 2012 award-winning Kyahi Naga Waisaka made by Syaiful Bahri, who forged the keris at the besalen Pasir Bersinar.
The rather large blade of the Kerida Karno Ksatria Purnabhava features a pamor motif called ‘Pedaringan Kebak’, which is forged by using high quality Nantan meteorite. The bottom of the blade is richly attributed with no less than four kembang kacang, lambe gajah, jenggot gajah, ganja wilut, bungkul, sogokan, pudak setegal, ron dho, greneng, ri pandan, and kanyut.
This keris kamardikan was made on a special request. Hence, this custom order was carried out with great precision. Although it is indeed a new keris, yet the blade was forged according to ancient tradition; the most auspicious date for making this keris was determined based on astrological alignments.
In the pictures above and below, one can see parts of the forging process performed at the traditional besalen Pasir Bersinar in Pakis Malang, East-Java, Indonesia.
In the final stage, the keris was empowered using the traditional consecration method, which can be viewed here: