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Old 14th January 2007, 12:26 AM   #1
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Can anyone give me info on this piece?

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Old 14th January 2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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Hello,
Looks like a Madura keris with ivory ukiran. Dapur looks like brodjol, I can't tell what pamor it may be. Very nice, do you have a scabbard?

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Old 14th January 2007, 03:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info, no scabbard. How old is it?

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Old 14th January 2007, 07:28 AM   #4
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Please ensure that the item you are listng is not under any current online auction listing, as I believe that it would violate forum policy. My sincere apologies if I am mistaken

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Old 14th January 2007, 07:40 AM   #5
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Brian,

It is very hard to tell how old a keris is. Sometimes it is possible according to dapur and other characteristics to make a guess from what period a blade is.
But i think this blade has some age.

To tell you what pamor type it is is very difficult. The pictures are not sharp enough to see the details on the lower part of the blade. And if I judge the condition of the blade, it looks rather rusty and because of that the pamor has disapeared for a large part. To get the pamor out again the blade should be washed with warangan, but that should be done by somebody who is really able to do that.

How long is the blade? If that is a measuringstaff in cm, it is a real smal blade. Looks like you have a pat rem, a woman's keris.
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Old 14th January 2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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Brian,

The Dapur looks like Tilam Upih to me, with a tikel alis (eyelash) above the gandik area.

The mendak (hilt ring) looks like a simplified meniran form.
The hilt is a Maduran Donoriko form, probably made of ivory in this case.

As for age, it's hard to tell but I reckon this piece have some age to it.
The blade surface have rust to it. Perhaps with proper cleaning, more detail could be given.

If you don't mind, could you post more all-round pictures of the hilt.
More details could be told of this beautiful hilt.

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Old 15th January 2007, 01:51 PM   #7
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This thread is closed; this is an active ebay auction.

Osubrac you are suspended for 10 days; please read the forum rules and guidelines.

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