Item 110 A Javanese kudi. The kudi is a talismanic weapon that is believed to have
generally protective powers, it is mostly found in Java and Madura, especially in those
areas of Central Java that border on Sunda.
The kudi offered here has a pamor sanak blade, obviously old, but unable to be
dated, it has a scabbard and hilt that have been carved with motifs that are found
along the North Coast of Java, especially in the area around Pekalongan.
It has been a part of my collection for many years, I bought it in Java, but I have
no record of exactly when I bought it, very probably in the late 1970's.
Blade length 5.6" (140mm.) overall length 10.75" (273mm.) $110
TOSANAJI KERIS LIST 76