with 25 luk and very nice pamor.
This is a very nice and old 25 luk (waves) keris from Solo (also know as Surakarta), Central Jawa. Solo is situated in the central of Java and is one the most important city for the keris, with the keraton and big history of keris.
This Keris is very special as 25 luk is very rare for a Javanese Keris).
Besides 25 luk this keris has also a really nice visible pamor on the blade and ganja (see detailed pictures). The pamor is really nice, but hard to get on a picture. Off course in real vision the pamor is more nice. According to me this pamor is a Ngulit Semangka Wengkon. This is considered a very positive pamor. I'm not a pamor expert so please check this yourself (see the pictures), but you don't have to be an expert to see that this pamor is beautifull .
This keris is very old, probably made 18th century . The wooden handle is "Nunggak Semi" and and typical from Solo. According to me the handle and scabbard are less old then the keris itself, but this is quite common as the wood is less strong then the keris itself. As you can see the handle is matching well with the scabbard and keris. The wooden warangka (scabbard) has a ladrang motif (shape of shipp) from Solo and the keris is fitting good in the scabbard . The wood is very nice (see the detailed ... read more