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A straight blade of 14 1/2". This blade carries the scarce riak-riak (ripples) pamor, executed in high contrast material. The features of kembang kacang, jalen, lambe gajah, and geneng are in evidence, and judging by the execution of these features, this keris has been the work of a pandai keris. The Solo bancihan wrongko is from mahony wood carrying a chatoyant grain, and is fitted with a good quality, gilt, templek pendok bearing a motif of flowers and vines. The Central Javanese planar ukiran is unusual in that it carries two transverse ridges and a single cecekan. The gilt krawang mendak carries the mawar (rose) motif.