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Old 12th May 2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Would someone be able to identify this keris (a bit damaged), I have ? Age, area of origin etc...

Comments also welcome and thanks in advance.
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Old 13th May 2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Colin,

The pesi is broken. Probably that is the reason why there is no mendak present. This keris is from East Java or Madura. Material of the ukiran is antler or bone as far as i can judge from the pictures. The scabbard is made in a very old fashioned way. The wranka is attached with wooden pieces to the gandar. You don't see that often any more. Mostly the wooden parts are replaced due to the climate in that area.
The keris has age, that's for sure, but it is impossible to tell you how old it is.
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Colin,

The pesi is broken. Probably that is the reason why there is no mendak present. This keris is from East Java or Madura. Material of the ukiran is antler or bone as far as i can judge from the pictures. The scabbard is made in a very old fashioned way. The wranka is attached with wooden pieces to the gandar. You don't see that often any more. Mostly the wooden parts are replaced due to the climate in that area.
The keris has age, that's for sure, but it is impossible to tell you how old it is.


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Old 18th May 2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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Thanks to Henk and Sajen for the useful information.

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Old 18th May 2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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Thanks to Henk and Sajen for the useful information.

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BTW, you show all from the back side.

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