Object Title

Knife (lawi ayam or kerambit)

Knife (lawi ayam or kerambit)

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XXVID.176

Provenance

Presented by the Police, 29 January 1996.

Physical Description

The blade is forward curved and double edged. The hilt is of pale, reddish wood, with a ring pommel for the second finger, carved on the outside with eyes, beak and beetling brows. At the blade end is a small, brass ferrule, matching one at the scabbard throat. The scabbard is of the same wood, formed of two pieces glued together, and follows the shape of the blade. At the chape is an incised chevron, front and rear.

Dimensions

ScabbardLength111mm
OverallLength164mm
BladeLength90mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Notes

See XXVID.173 for literature.