A good Malayan kris c 1900.
A good Malayan kris c 1900. The slender straight black steel double edge blade slightly swollen. Engraved nickel cup, the Garuda hilt carved from hippopotamus ivory. Contained in its ebony sheath with boat shaped wooden top and hippo ivory tip. Good patina overall, a few minor pits and a few patches of whitening to the blade.
Blade length 16½" (42cms) Overall length 21" (53cms)