MALAY ARCHIPELAGO 350mm DAGGER Badik Keris Kris Sword Samurai Knife Jawi #4
A traditional Malay dagger/Badik used as a weapon of defense or for domestic purposes such as slaughtering animals, or cutting meat or onions. The blade of a badik is forged from steel for durability, decorated with Holy verses of the Quran Bible. Scabbard & hilt made traditionally from real latex(not wood) of the rubber tree. No more than 20 years old, damage free.
Sometimes referred to as a butterfly knife due to its shape, but not to be confused with the Chinese or Filipino butterfly knives.
Total: 35 cm / 13.8 inches
Blade: 20 cm / 7.9 inches
Weight: 0.3 kg / 0.66 lb
After packing: 0.6 kg / 1.3 lb
To carry a badik, one has to insert it in a waist-band. The badik, said to be the most popular dagger among Malays, originally originated from Sumatra and Jawa, but has been falling out of use in recent times.
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