1. Keris must consist of two main parts, namely the blade keris (including pesi) and theganja
. The strip and the meaning pesi phallus, while the ganja Yoni symbolizes the intention.
In the philosophy of Java, which can be the same as the Hindu philosophy, unity between the
phallus and Yoni typify akan expectations on fertility, immortality (sustainability), and
2. Keris blade should always make a certain angle to the pot. Not perpendicular. The position of
the keris blade is canted or inclined, this is an omen from the nature of the Javanese, and other
Indonesian ethnic group, that someone, of any rank and position, should always respect and
comply not only on the Creator, is also on each other. Science of rice, saying the word, the
more knowledge someone has, the more the person is subject.
3. Kris blade length that is prevalent among 33 – 38 cm. Some outside Java keris can reach 58
cm, made in the Philippines and even South keris, which reach a length of 64 cm. The cut is
kris and kris Buddha made Nyi Sombro Pajajaran, which is only about 16 – 18 cm only. But the
keris made very small and short, for example, only 12 cm, or even have a smaller size of the
pen, can not be classified as keris, but a kind of talisman shaped keris.
4. Keris is good and should be incused made from three kinds of metal, at least two, namely iron,
steel and materials Pamor. In the old keris, keris eg Buddhism, do not use steel.
Thus, the keris is made of brass, zinc, and other metal materials, can not be classified as keris. So “keris” is not made in a way be incused, but in the cast, or the cutting drum is made of asphalt are not used kris, the keris but only toys. Although there are still some other criteria to be able to say an object is a keris, the four conditions above it is the most important.