KERIS KJA15

Java East, overall 42.5 cm, blade 27 cm, hilt 8.5 cm -0796E246-

Ukiran Gaya Kembang Madura
Mendak
Warangka Gayaman Solo/Java East with some Bali influence. Gandar decorated on its front face with Timoho wood
Pamor n
Dapur Tilamupih, Teterapan
Prabot Tikel Alis, Pejetan. The blade has an unusual slot in its middle.
   According to  G.B. Gardner, a "Keris Teterapan has a hollow along the blade to let air into the veins and so make more deadly wounds".

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