~ Brass and Wood 19th Century Moro Keris (Kris) Dagger with Scabbard ~
The scabbard is made of a tropical hardwood partially covered with brass with an exposed tiger striped hardwood hilt.
The grip is made of a carved tropical hardwood in a deeper tone.
~ Dimensions ~
The blades length is 13.5 inches (34.2 cm) and the overall length of the dagger and scabbard is 18.7 inches (47.5 cm).
It weighs 270 grams.
~ Condition ~
The dagger is in fair used condition. The blade has surface rust and some nicks.
The scabbard has some nicks and is a bit loose. The hilt is cracked in two places and has worm holes.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the dagger can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ Kris ~
The kris or keris is a prized asymmetrical dagger most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia, but also indigenous to Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Singapore. It is known as kalis in the southern Philippines. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, although many have straight blades as well.
Both a weapon and spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, considered to possess magical powers, with some blades possessing good luck and others possessing bad.