KERIS DAPUR

The dapur is the shape and outline of the blade. The dapur is defined by the ricikan and the number of luk (waves).  The number of luk is always odd and normally with a maximum of thirteen. Keris with more than thirteen luk are abnormal, some are made to attract the tourists, but some are made for "abnormal" people with special physical or mental characteristics. To count the luk, one must start at the first concave part at the base of the blade, just below the ganja

There are thousands of various dapur, they will vary from Empu to Empu, but we will try classify the most commons dapur according to the number of luk and the ricikan. The following table should help in identifying some of the dapur with their main characteristics and a hyperlink to Keris from our collection.

 

Name

Alternative Names

Luk

Gandik

Pejetan

T. Alis

Sogokan

K. Kacang

L. Gajah

J. Memet

Greneng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betok

 

0

Long

Shallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kebo Lajar

 

0

Long

Deep

 

 

 

 

 

Y

Brodjol

 

0

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cengkrong Cundrik

3, 5, 7

on the back                    

Tilam Upih

Tilam Petak/Putih

0

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Tilam Sari

 

0

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

Y

Sepaner

Sempaner/Sempana Bener

0

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

 

 

 

Sinom

 

0

Y

Y

 

Y

 Y

 Y

Y

Pasopati

 

0

Y

 Y

 Y

Y

 Y pogok

Y

 Y

   

Ron Teki

 

0

Y

 

   

 

  

 

    

Pendawa

 

5

Y

 

 

Y

 

  

 

Y

Pendawa Cinarita

 

5

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Sepana

Sempana/Sumpono

7

thick

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Y

 

Carang Soka

Carang Suka

9

Y

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Carita

 

11 

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Sengkelat

Sangkelat

13

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Kalawija

  

>13

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

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