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Rare Keris Selekede Kalawijan Luk 15 with Pamor Ngulit Semangka Motif and Ancient Copper Pendok Cover

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The so-called kalawijan type of kerises are a very special kind of dapur (model). A kalawijan keris has a rather unconventional design in the sense that the blade features a larger number of waves (luk) compared to the conventional standards. This means that kerises of this particular kind have more than thirteen luks. Any keris ...

Charismatic Majapahit Keris Brojol with Pamor Bendo Segodo Pattern + Rojo Gundolo Motif

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Kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) items made in thirteenth to fifteenth century Java during the glorious tangguh Majapahit era (1292–1500 CE) are among the best collections of traditional Indonesian weaponry. The royal artisans of the Javanese Hindu Kingdom of Majapahit brought forth some of the most amazing works of art and architecture. Thus, this historical ...

Marvelous Keris with Twofold Dapur (Sepang & Damar Murub) + Twofold Pamor Motif (Pulo Tirto and Rojo Gundulo)

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The dapur model of this ancient keris looks stunning, for it is a combination of two different dapurs, namely the straight-bladed Sepang and the single-waved (luk 1) Damar Murub model. Obviously, it requires great skills to forge a keris with a twofold dapur. The spectacular aesthetics of both dapurs are perfectly merged together into a ...

Keris Panimbal Luk 9 with Pamor Pedaringan Kebak – Tangguh Tuban Era (13th–15th Century CE)

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The Panimbal keris has a waved blade with nine luks. It is considered a very popular dapur keris model since olden times, particularly among royal servants and aristocrats at the Javanese royal palace (keraton). This keris has been praised for its mystical properties of influential speech and charisma, which can help increase one's social status. ...

Keris Kalawijan Luk 23 with Goldplated Kinatah Finish and Natural Fragrant Sandalwooden Sheath

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We proudly presents to you yet another premium quality pusaka; an antique masterpiece from the sixteenth century tangguh Madiun era (East Java). The highly unusual dapur model immediately strikes the eye as one unsheathes the ancient keris. This particular type of keris is called a 'kalawijan', a very rare dapur characterized by the blade's extraordinary ...