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Balinese or Lombok Keris C


Indonesia
#W-43
Fine old blade, newer hilt, good old wood sheath with silver casing. This shape of blade is usually owned by Brahmins or religious scholars.

Keris daggers are widespread throughout the greater Malay and Indonesia cultural world. The blades are made of iron and nickel (often of meteoric origin) and are highly valued as powerful talismans. The supernatural powers associated with them span everything imaginable: attracting wealth, power, luck, influence, love; warding off black magic, jealousy, fire, poison, violence, lightning strikes; or making one a good dancer, able diplomat or soldier. Very old keris blades of known provenance can be extremely costly. Blacksmiths who are expert in forging keris are respected and known for their mystic powers.

length sheathed - 24"
width - 5" at widest

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$650.00
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