Antique Indonesian Sword Kris Dagger Keris
Authentic antique 18th century Indonesian sword - dagger keris from the north coast of Java. Details: The hilt is made of dark-yellow ivory, finely carved in the form of a demon - Raksasa, in rich garment and with arms folded across his chest with long straight hair falling down his back. The blade is of an unusual style made in a 17th century European stiletto form with a silver mendak. In its original wooden scabbard covered in brass. Overall length with the scabbard: 38 cm (15 in). References: For similar hilts please see: a) Swords and Daggers of Indonesia by Werner Forman & Vaclav Solc .Page 22-23. b) Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago by Albert G. Van Zonneveld Page 67. Figure 240.
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