Skip to main content
#
Larry Gotkin Handmade
recent work & news
commissions
for sale
awards & shows
contact
site map
our twitterour facebook page linkdin
Larry Gotkin Handmade Etsy Shop
Liquid Steel - Forged Large Waved-Edge Keris for Sale
Construction

Price: $2000

Add to Cart

A large and magnificent weapon and sculpture, hand-forged and carved from a reclaimed high-carbon steel truck spring. The sinuous double-edged blade tapers gracefully to a wicked point. The traditional asymetrical base is carved with deep flutes, "foliage" serations, and a traditional pierced elephant's head. The blade is polished and browned to a rich glossy plum. The guard is carved from solid nickel silver and file-finished. 

The fish grip is carved from monkeypod wood, with tiny inlayed brass and copper mosaic rods. A pedestal of turned antique ivory sits on sections of turned and filed nickel silver. The grip is stained and finished with several coats of clear lacquer.

The traditional keris sheath is hand-carved from solid monkypod wood, with a beautifully-carved throat and tip of dyed and stabilized box elder burl. The blocks are split and hollowed out to exactly fit the blade and re-assembled using a mortise and tenon joint. A raised wood panel is applied to the front of the sheath, and five brass and copper mosaic pins  are inlaid front and back, with a larger pin in the sheath tip. The sheath is finished with several coats of hand-rubbed clear lacquer.

The beautiful display stand has a base of redwood burl. A forged steel upright (forged from one of many discarded earlier blade attempts) supports the sheath, while the blade cantilevers through a natural oclusion in the wood.

The knife is 23" long overall and the blade is 18" long and 4" wide at the guard. It stands 13" tall on the base.

Keywords:  Kris, keris, dagger, Indonesian dagger, curved dagger, waved edge, wavy edged, custom knife, custom dagger, hand-made knife, hand-made dagger, art knife, art dagger, unique knife, one-of-a-kind knife, forged steel knife, unique dagger, one-of-a-kind dagger, forged steel dagger

    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns / powderhorns, tomahawks, war clubs (warclubs), 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
    Tucson, Arizona
    our twitterour facebook page linkdin

    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, powderhorns, 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

    ___

    Photography by Larry Gotkin

    © Copyright 2009- Larry Gotkin, All Rights Reserved.

    Website Hosting & Tools By
        Precision Computing Arts / fastwebdev.com