KRIS, Dagger

19th century.


Steel, wood, metal

Full Length: 51 cm; Blade Length: 33 cm

Kris with the classical shape from the island of Java. The straight blade is double edged and made of steel with a clearly visible pamor.

It has a hulu or hilt sculpted in a dark hard wood, contrasting with the wood of the gandar or scabbard, lighter and more grained. This one is covered almost completely with plain silver foil.

Some terminology i use:

Asal: where the BLADE is made or comes from
Umur: Age,again of the blade
Dapur: Outer shape name of the blade
Pamor: Nickle pattern design
Wranka: Ship either in fruitshape(Gayaman) or Shipshape(Ladrang)
Gandar: Wooden protector of the blade attached on the ship
Pendok: Metal sheath
Jejeran: Solo hilt
Deder: Yogyakarta hilt
Mendak: Ring between blade and hit; Malaysia: Pedongkok

Keris Java,probably East.
Asal: Java
Umur: Kartasura 18th cent.
Dapur: Sempana Bener
Pamor: Lintang Kemukus=meteor tail
Wranka: Gayaman Kagok in Trembalo wood
Pendok: Topengan=window type-inTombak with carrying knob;typical Madura type
Jejeran Yudowinotan type in Tayuman wood
Mendak: Paryjoto type=swollen rice-in gilt copper
Classification - Philip Hartmann

KRIS, Adaga



Aço, madeira, metal

comp. total: 51 cm; comp. lâmina: 33 cm

Kris com a forma clássica da ilha de Java. A lâmina direita de duplo gume, é em aço com um pamor, padrão, claramente visível.

Apresenta o hulu, punho, esculpido numa madeira dura e escura, a contrastar com a madeira da gandar, bainha, mais clara e com grão. Esta, é revestida quase totalmente a folha de prata, lisa.

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