Keris 14 This is a keris from Palembang in Sumatera, the wilah is typically Palembang
with ngulit semangko wengkon pamor and tilam upih dhapur.It is a very well made,
compact and robust blade.
The wrongko is text-book Palembang, it is old and is original to the blade. A heavy copper
pendok is fitted, this pendok displays more than a little light bruising. We are
accustomed to seeing a few dents in an old pendok, but this one looks as if it has actually
been used as a weapon.
The hilt is the Palembang Jawa Demam style, well carved, no chips or damage, and fitted
with a brass selut polos.
I have had this keris for a long time, at least 50 years, but I have no record of how or
where I got it. I have a feeling that I might have bought it from a dealer in the UK, but I
Blade length 12.6" (317mm) overall length 16.9" (428mm) $350