Sword (Kris)

Early sword kris from the Sulu-islands of Southern Philippines or North Borneo (the Tausug-people) with a twist core (late 18th C to early 19th C). Sheath with an unusually small crosspiece indicating age.

Kris with wide, wavy blade, the sheath wrapped in five places, with fine split rattan (Orig.cat.:Smitt's list RM 284) Malays (general catalog)

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