Antique Kris Keris – Tilam Upih – Java, Indonesia

High: cm. 46,0 (18.11″); grams 519,4 (18.32 oz.).

The kris or keris is an Indonesian asymmetrical dagger (pointed and sharp on both sides) with distinctive blade-patterning achieved through alternating laminations of iron and nickelous iron.

Both a weapon and spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, considered to possess magical powers.

Kris are used for display, as talismans with magical powers, weapons, a sanctified heirloom (pusaka), auxiliary equipment for court soldiers, an accessory for ceremonial dress, an indicator of social status, a symbol of heroism, etc. Legendary kris that possess supernatural power and extraordinary ability were mentioned in traditional folktales, such as those of Empu Gandring, Taming Sari, and Setan Kober.


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Weight750 g