Kris (Ngoko Javanese: keris) - is an asymmetrical dagger with distinctive blade patterning. While most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia the Kris is also indigenous to Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Singapore. There are several different types of Kris. Curvy blade symbolizes a sacred snake Naga. The handle is made in the style of “Kraton”, which is typical for East Java, Sumatra and Yokohama. The scabbard throat is performed in a shape of pirigue and presumably symbolizes the “moon boat”, where according to the legend Javanese hero Panji lives.
Country: Indonesia, Malaysia
Time of production: XIX - 1st half of the XX c.
Material: Steel, wood
Total lenth, cm: 43,55
Blade lenth, cm: 33
Blade width, cm: 8,5
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