It may be of interest to some on this forum to know of the passing of Mpu Djeno Harumbrodjo just recently at the age of 76 yrs. old. For those who don't know, Mpu Djeno was one of the very last true mpus left in Indonesia making keris. There are still many pandai, some making fine art pieces, but mpu knowledge and skills go much deeper and very few remain who know the prayers, offerings and other secrets of this ancient craft. He will be sorely missed.