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Forged Keris - Indonesian Waved Edge Dagger

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This gorgeous weapon is hand-forged from a reclaimed high-carbon steel spade chisel. The waved edges sinuously taper to a wicked point. The base of the blade is carved with deep flutes, and a traditional elephant's head is forged in as well. The blade is polished and blued to a deep glossy black.The guard is carved from solid copper and richly heat-patinaed. 

The grip is turned from a branch of ironwood, with inlayed bands of twisted copper wire, as is the small turned ivory section. A small copper ferrule fits against the guard. The pommel is native Arizona copper, almost barnacle-like in form, and the wood is similarly textured to blend the two forms together. The ironwood is finished with several coats of clear lacquer.

The traditional keris sheath is hand-carved from two blocks of solid birds-eye maple. The blocks are split and hollowed out to exactly fit the blade and re-assembled using a mortise and tenon joint. Two brass and copper mosaic pins and twisted copper wire complement the beautifully grained wood. The sheath is finished with several coats of hand-rubbed clear lacquer.

The beautiful display stand has a base of wood burl. A forged copper bamboo upright supports the sheath and knife 

The knife is 22” long overall and the blade is 16’’ long and 3” wide. It stands 24” tall on the base.

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How the Keris Knife was Made

    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns, tomahawks, war clubs, jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.

    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
    Tucson, Arizona
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    Unique Custom Handmade Items: acid etching, architecture, blades, candle holders, cheese slicers, clasps, cribbage boards, chess setscustom knives, daggers, desk knives, dirks, edged weapons (knives), edged weapons (tomahawks), flint knives, guns, hadseax, handmade knives, Japanese swords, jewelry, katanas, kitchen knives, knife bags, knives, menukis, metal sculpture, obsidian knives, powder horns, powder_horns, puukkos, sax, scramaseax, scramsax, scrimshaw, seax, seaxe, sgian dubhs, skeans, skinners, spears, sword bags, swords, tallit clips, tantos, tomahawks, wakizashis, war clubs, weapons (knives), weapons (tomahawks), weapons (war clubs), yoga pose meditation candles, yoga pose metal sculptures


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