Sword (Kris)

Sword with sheath. A kris sword of the Tausug people, originating in the Sulu islands but also found on North Borneo. The hilt in the shape like a horse's hoof and the blade with 13 undulations.

The sheath is made of wood, has a transverse end, wrapped at the bottom with bamboo fibers. The part at the top follows the sword parry rod and is sculpted. The sword itself has a wavy blade. The edge of the sheath is firmly wrapped with pitch bands. Wooden sword button, crown-shaped, slightly bent backwards.

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