INDONESIA, JAVA, kris (keris):

a) "kulit semangha," blade has a fine & bold water pattern, gold plated beaded ferrule, lightly decorated handle, scabbard hilt shaped like a boat, finely patterned grain, highly polished, the brass sheath has "watermelon leaf" decoration & Javanese #19. Scabbard sheath is slightly separated from scabbard in one spot, has small hole at tip, & small dent, otherwise excellent.  Handle is a replacement, wooden part of scabbard is either restored or new, blade is superior. $300.00 sold

b) blade has a less impressive water pattern, beaded brass ferrule, decorated handle may be a replacement, old scabbard has nice grain pattern, brass sheath has a nice foliar pieced work applique, few dents in scabbard sheath, blade is slightly crude, small crack in handle, $250.00

c) blade has simple water pattern, beaded ferrule, decorated handle, simple wooden scabbard with plain brass sheath, no problems, $175.00 sold

EAST JAVA or MADURA, old one with curved blade, decorated original ebony handle, simple ebony scabbard, not your typical kris, all original, obviously used, 160.00 sold

Bob Reis
POB 26303
Raleigh NC 27611
phone: (919) 787-0881
(8:30AM-10:30PM EST only please)
fax: (919) 787-1882
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