Keris 30   A Balinese keris patrem. This is a small keris for a child, the blade is
not a typical keris blade, but it is a forged blade, it has been hardened and
tempered, and being a Balinese blade, that means that it has been made by a
member of the Pande Caste, it lacks pamor and its form is only reminiscent of a

The wrongko is the jamprahan form, with an elegantly carved gambar of kayu sawo
and the gandar veneered with turtle shell,

The totogan hilt is a finely detailed carving of Bayu, God of the winds.

This is a very attractive miniature keris, I bought it at auction in Sydney in the
early 1950's, at the time I had no idea what it was, I did not find out what it was
intended for until I started to visit Bali during the 1970's, when I saw several very
young children dressed in their best clothes and with similar miniature keris.

Blade length 6.25" (158mm.)     overall length 12" (305mm.)                         
Keris 30
Keris for Sale
Tosanaji Keris List 74