Pedang Lurus from the early 18th century with very beautiful silver upholstery and pamor blade.
A Pedang Lurus was formerly used by the guard of the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) in Java and by senior officials at the time.
The blade (forged in the same way as a keris), has a clear pamor (damask-like pattern). This is caused by the technique of forging various types of iron in layers by the Empu (traditional keris blacksmith).
This Pedang was forged by a very high Empu who was connected to the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace).
This keris has a pamor pattern with the name Beras Wutah. This pamor is known for its postive magical properties (including safety for the owner, it is good for the family, health and income acquisition).
The sheath and grip are truly magnificent. Over the years of use through out the centuries, the sheath has been somewhat affected and in some places it lacks the lining of the wooden base. In my opinion the lining is silver or a silver alloy. The damage is visible on the photos.
The entire keris is 57 cm long, the blade is 46 cm long
- Total nr of items
- Pedang Lurus: A palota őrének kardja a Pamor (Keris) Kling-kel
- Indigenous object name
- Region/ country
- Java, Indonesia
- Damascus steel/iron, kényeztesse a vasat
- 1st half 18th century
- Sold with stand
- 57×6×3 cm