A good 19th century kris from Sumbawa.
A good 19th century kris from Sumbawa. The long straight double edge blade is made from polished watered pamor, and cut with two fullers. The polished one piece ivory grip is fitted with a sawossa (gold alloy) ferrule. Contained in its wooden sheath with nicely grained top and an ivory tip.
Blade length 24¼" (61.5cms) Overall length 28¼" (72cms)
long blades of this type were sometimes used by executioners.