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Keris / Kris / Krisses

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).

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Antique krisses

Antique krisses

Krisses with antique blades

Krisses from Bali and Lombok

Krisses from Bali and Lombok

Antique and new krisses from the island of Bali

Buginese krisses

Buginese krisses

Krisses from Sulawesi and other regions with Buginese style

 

Golden krisses

Golden krisses

Antique and new krisses golden coloured up to real 24 K gold

 

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)

Maduranese krisses

Maduranese krisses

Antique and new krisses from the island of Madura

New krisses

New krisses

New krisses from all Indonesian regions

 

Sumatra krisses

Sumatra krisses

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

 

Other krisses

Other krisses

Krisses from other regions like Borneo (Kalimantan), Moro, Sumbawa etc.

 

Hilts / Handles

Hilts / Handles

Antique and new handles made of wood, moose horn, bones and ivory

 

Oil for a kriss / Pendok

Oil for a kriss / Pendok

Oil to clean and protect the blade

 

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)

Mendak / Selut

Mendak / Selut

antique or new, from Java or Bali

Singep / Bag for a keris

Singep / Bag for a keris

Storage for your kriss (Gayaman or ladrang)