Object Title

Dagger (kris) and scabbard

Dagger (kris) and scabbard

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XXVID.136

Provenance

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

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'.

Associations

Places Malayan