Tag Archives Luk 13

Pair of Ancient Keris Kaki Nini Kebo Lajer from the Tangguh Pajajaran Era (12th Century CE)

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Ancient kerises are sacred heirloom pieces which rarely come in pairs. Yet if they do come in a pair, then one can be sure this is an extremely rare and unique pusaka set. It is common knowledge that, due to the inherent metaphysical energies, not all kerises are considered suitable for each and everyone. However, ...

Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja Mataram with Pamor Ngulit Semangka

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The Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja is an ancient keris made in the tangguh Mataram era (16th–18th century C.E.). 'Kanjeng Kyai' (KK for short) is an honorific title reserved only for kerises of the highest standard. Kanjeng Kyai refers to royal pusaka (heirloom) items in particular, for indeed, many of the ancient kerises in the keraton ...

Tombak Komando Cacing Kanil – A Favorite Collector’s Item among Military Commanders and Army Officials

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This classical masterpiece of traditional Indonesian weaponry bears the shape of a Javanese tombak (spear). The old iron blade is forged into the Cacing Kanil model (dapur). This tombak dapur can be recognized by its twisted blade. The unique shape of the blade represents a squirming worm ('cacing'). Though conventional tombaks with this dapur usually ...

High-End Balinese Keris Kamardikan Nāga Makara

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This high-end keris kamardikan, or contemporary keris, is a true masterpiece made by empu Fatur Rohman, a highly skilled artisan of royal descent. Empu Fatur Rohman is arguably one of the best keris makers in Indonesia today. Thus, the keris Nāga Makara demonstrates the empu's mastery of sophisticated forging techniques. Furthermore, the clever combination of ...

Keris Sepokal Luk 13 with Pamor Raja Gundala – A Rare Dapur Combined with an Equally Rare Pamor Motif

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The thirteen waved ('luk') Sepokal dapur is very hard to find, and therefore it is considered an extremely rare model. This particular keris Sepokal is made in the tangguh Blambangan era (1294–1474 CE). In the old days, the keris Sepokal was commonly used by soldiers at the royal palace ('keraton'). Hence, this dapur features a ...