Object Title

Dagger (kris) and scabbard

Dagger (kris) and scabbard



Object Number



From the Police Amnesty of 1988.

Physical Description

The pattern welded blade is straight and double edged, widening to the hilt to form a projection towards the main edge. It is attached through a brass ring (mendaq) to the stained bone hilt which is carved in the form of a figure. The wooden scabbard has a boat shaped throat.


Dimensions: The overall length of the dagger is 305 mm, the length of the blade being 220 mm and the length of the scabbard being 305 mm. Weight: The weight of the dagger is 0.15 kg, the weight of the scabbard being 0.1 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None. When acquired, labelled 'Thames Valley 80'.


Places Malayan