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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Jeweled Kris and Sheath
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    Short dagger encased in a wood sheath. The kris has an ivory hilt and wavy edge blade. The Indonesian term for the shape of the blade is "Dapur". This blade has 13 lok or waves which is called Sangkelat. The "water mark" design on the blade is called pamor. Pamor is formed because the kris is not made from a homogeneous piece of metal but a combina...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Kris with Ivory Sheath
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Short dagger with wavy edge blade and smooth pamor. The Indonesian term for the shape of the blade is "Dapur". This Kris has a common 5 loks (waves) dampur . The "water mark" design on the blade is called pamor. Pamor is formed because the kris is not made from a homogenous piece of metal but a combination of iron, steel and iron with a high nickel...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Kris with Sheath
    Gifts from Heads of State

    A dagger with a wavy edge blade encased in a sheath. The hilt, in the shape of a human figure, is gilded and inlaid with precious stones. The sheath is comprised by a large ivory cross-piece and a gilded stem inlaid with precious stones. The kris with its wavy blade is a form of weapon special to Southeast Asia. Particularly fine examples are ha...

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