knife (weapon (currency & wealth))

Kris sajen, often called an amulet kris or Kris Majapahit. The hilt and blade are made of iron, and forged from a single piece. The depressions in the blade are said to be thumbprints. The hilt is in the shape of a human form.

This type of kris is said to be a potent amulet which protects the crops against disease and vermin. Often passed down the generations as an heirloom or pusaka.

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