Antique Javanese Straight Bladed Solo Keris
AGE: – 19th – Early 20th Century (guess)
LENGTH: – 51cm
BLADE LENGTH:– 33.5cm
WEIGHT:– 450 gms
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Antique Javanese Straight Bladed keris From Solo in central Java with metal sheath and a honey-coloured wooden warangka and grip. The grip, warangka and fittings likely date between the 19th and 20th centuries, whereas the hand-forged blade is quite a bit older and possibly dates to the 17th century. It is not uncommon to find a very old blade with newer fittings.
The dhapur on this keris is in a plain form with a very small kembang kacang (potrusion) a third of the way down from the top of the blade. Telale Gadjah (also Sekar Kacang, Kembang Kacang is the protrusion shaped like an elephant trunk, located on the top part of the gandik. There are various shapes of kembang kacang, including one type looking like a snub nose (kembang kacang pogok).
The kembang kacang comes in various shapes, this is possibly the type referred to as kembang kacang pogok, it is rare to see the Kambang kacang further down on the blade.
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