kris (dagger (weapons: edged))

'Straight' kris with slight waist before swelling out and then in again towards the tip with quite a sudden turn to the point. The blade is double-edged with a distinct pamor. There is a telaleh gajah but no pejetan or sogokan. There are small projections on the side opposite the telaleh gajah. Separate ganjah. The hilt is heavily carved, knobbed in the lower longer part with pierced work in the upper section. Probably east Java or Madura. The lowest section is plain and separated from the upper part by a scalloped rim. Between hilt and blade are a metal mendak and selut.


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