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The beautiful blades of South East Asia, and Indonesia in particular.
Damascus karambit

by Steve Tarani The Karambit can be traced from Sumatra to Malaysia and Java. The Kerambit of Lombok, is traditionally a larger or “battl.

Keris (24)

This is a Keris. It is Indonesian knife and it used to be worn by the sultan. It is that a ghost lives in the knife so the knife always comes back to the owner. It symbolises authority and dignity.

Talismanic dagger [keris Majapahit] - Java

Javanese people Java, Indonesia Talismanic dagger [keris Majapahit] century or earlier iron (h) x (w) x (d) cm National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden

Badik; traditional dagger Bugis tribe, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Badik; traditional dagger Bugis tribe, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Old Keris 5 Luk Pandawa Ngulit Semongko Mataram Senopaten

Old Keris 5 Luk Pandawa Ngulit Semongko Mataram Senopaten

Keris Indonesia

'Jangkung Unduk-Unduk' traditional dagger from Siak Indrapura, Riau

Keris

Do Indonesian Kris Knives hide a secret? That is what many westerners want to know after seeing Indonesian Kris Knives dance right before their own eyes.

warrior keris blade carving antique

Typical Javanese keris and its smaller counterpart. The sajen keris.

The Caravana Collection  20th Century  Indonesia/Malaysia  Steel, gilded silver, ivory, agates, rubies, painted wood.  Full Length: 65, 5 cm; Blade Length: 47 cm

The Caravana Collection Century Indonesia/Malaysia Steel, gilded silver…

Keris of several generations of Pakubowono (rulers of Surakarta).

Keris of several generations of Pakubowono (rulers of Surakarta).