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Keris / Kris / Krisses

Keris / Kris / Krisses

People in Indonesia wear a kris to decorate their clothes, especially for traditional celebrations like wedding, palace celebrations and other religious celebrations. The blade normally is made with iron and metal with a high concentration of nickel for the head part. People believed that an empu, a master of manufacturing the kris, gave a magical power to this blade meanwhile manufacturing the keris. Nowerdays Indonesian people give much money for a powerful and living kris. They don’t devide a kris to an old or new one, they devide a keris to a living kris (Keris hidup) or dead kris (Keris mati). There are stories that men still live after an attack to their lives if they were owners of special living kris. Nowerdays only a few master manufactures of a kris are still living and so only a few powerful krisses are manufactured.

In Indonesia, especially in Jawa island, a high school of mechanic damascene steel is founded. With this material since the 13 th century the kris was manufactured. A kris is a sword with a wavy blade like a snake and complicated pattern of different iron and steel phases. A special effect is reached by giving iron with nickel from a meteor to it. In this way you get the white and grey or black parts of the blade (pamor).

Please visit our website www.keris-shop.com to get more informations about the krisses.

You can order a Bali keris made by order. Your find some samples here. If you are interested don't hesitate to contact us at info@keriscollection.com for prices, shippings costs and estimated time for make the keris.


Antique krisses

Antique krisses

Antique Krisses with blades which are older than 100 years. They are from all over Indonesia.

New krisses

New krisses

Here you find new and recent made krisses from all Indonesian area and islands e.g. Java, Bali and Sumatra

 

Krisses from Bali and Lombok

Krisses from Bali and Lombok

Here you find a wide range of antique and new krisses from the islands of Lombok and Bali in Indonesia

Javanese krisses

Javanese krisses

Antique and new krisses from the island of Java (Western Java, Cirebon, Northern Java, Yogyakarta,  Central Java, Solo, Eastern Java, Madura)

Buginese krisses

Buginese krisses

Here you find krisses from Sulawesi, Riau and other areas in Indonesia with Buginese style

 

Golden krisses

Golden krisses

Here you find antique and new krisses. The blades are golden colored or made of 18 K gold up to real 24 K gold

 

Maduranese krisses

Maduranese krisses

Here you find antique and new krisses from the island of Madura in Eastern Java, Indonesia

Sumatra krisses

Sumatra krisses

Antique and new krisses from the island of Sumatra (Minangkabau, Riau, Lampung, Palembang)

 

Krisses from Borneo

Krisses from Borneo

Here you find old and new krsses from Borneo (Kalimantan)

Other krisses

Other krisses

Here you find krisses from other regions like Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, Moro, Sumbawa etc.

 

Tombak (Spears) & Pedang (Swords)

Tombak (Spears) & Pedang (Swords)

Here you find old and news spears from all over Indonesia. In Indonesia a spear is called tombak.

Hilts / Handles

Hilts / Handles

Here you find many old and new hilts from all over Indonesia made of many various materials

Oil for a kriss & Pendok

Oil for a kriss & Pendok

The blades of a kris require care. Therefore, you should clean the blade with a special keris oil.

Singep (Bag for a keris)

Singep (Bag for a keris)

Singep is a bag for storage for your Java Keris suitable for gayaman or ladrang models)

 

Mendak & Selut

Mendak & Selut

Here you find mendak or selut for all areas in Indonesia which are made of some different materials

Kriss stands & Kriss holder

Kriss stands & Kriss holder

Antique and new kriss stands for 1 - 10 krisses for the wall (blawong) or desk or ground (ploncon)

Warangka

Warangka

Here you find a wide range of warangka, especially from the island of Java. Warangkas are scabbards for a keris.