Object Title

Sword (kris)

Sword (kris)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.162

Provenance

Found, Fusiliers Basement, 7 July 1993.

Physical Description

The blade is long, straight and double edged, of flattened lenticular section. The blade expands at the hilt to form a cusped ganja, pierced with five small and one separate large holes on the edge side. At the back is a brass band which extends under the binding of the hilt. The hilt is of wood bond with twisted cord, and has a stylised bird-like pommel.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the weapon is 685 mm, the length of the blade is 560 mm. Weight: The weight of the weapon is 0.65 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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