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Old 3rd April 2024, 10:06 PM   #1
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Hi all,

As mentioned in my thread another Keris Bali I got a bonus in the auction as this Tegal style Keris. It was described as 8 luk but think it is wrong and I guess it should be 9 luk. Itís a sturdy blade the pamor is Adeg Rambut I think. I like the quality of the Ukiran and the blade is not in a too bad state. The Gandar has an old sticker with an inventory number 92. But it doesnít belong original to the Warangka. It is to small although the blade fits. The fitting as you can see to the warangka is not optimal so I guess someone redressed the blade.

Would love to learn more about this blade

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Old 3rd April 2024, 11:29 PM   #2
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Yes, a nice keris, but be very careful with that gonjo.
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Old 4th April 2024, 05:37 PM   #3
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Mr. Maisey,

may i ask what you mean be carefull with that gonjo?

It's not flush with the warangka so that gives me the impression it was not made for the Keris.

But i might be wrong.


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Old 4th April 2024, 07:47 PM   #4
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Hello Martin,

I am sure that Alan means this area I've marked, the gonjo is very thin at this place and can break easily.

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Yes, Detlef is correct, the gonjo has eroded over time and at the point there it crosses the pesi(tang) it has worn through.

I cannot give a recommendation for repair from a photo, I would need to handle the keris and then I might well decide it is not really able to be satisfactorily repaired.

Based upon what I can see in the photo, this gonjo was made for this keris & is its original gonjo.
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Old 4th April 2024, 09:14 PM   #6
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With a little bit of good luck the gonjo doesn't get unfastened from the blade, otherwise I wouldn't hesitate to use a two component glue to fasten it again. But I agree, the blade/gonjo need to be handled very carefully.

BTW, in my opinion isn't the fit of the blade inside the wrongko not so bad, my only concern is the fit in the back.

Alan, may I ask you where you would place the blade?

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