This keris is in my belief the only example of this type known. It is an absolutely
unique form and has been subject to many offers to purchase from Indonesian
collectors, and one offer from the Museum Radya Pustaka in Solo. The Museum
Radya Pustaka offer was made when Panembahan Harjonegoro was the major
force behind this museum and it involved some rather harsh negotiation.
The orientation has been reversed in that the gandhik is on the opposite side of
the blade, and the hilt itself inclines in the opposite direction.
The hat and face can be interpreted as Portugese or possibly Dutch, so this places
it into the early colonial period. 8.1"