Kris Cutlery MORO KRIS

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Kris Cutlery MORO KRIS

175.00

Philippine kris swords are called Kalis in Sulu and Sundang in Mindanao. There are two blade types – the straight or kalis tulid (straight) or wavy or Kalis siko (elbow).

 The double edge blade is 19-1/4” long with a 5” groove towards the point. It has 5 waves, three at the bottom and two on the top. Toward the handle, the blade flares out and functions as a guard. At the bottom of the guard is a brass curved band called asang-asang or fish gills …. traditionally to bind the blade to the handle so it won’t fly off just in case the glue gets undone.

 Traditional style handle has a seki kura /horse’s hoof pommel and is octagonal or 8 sides. Grip area is bound by black cord. Brass ferrule is on the front of the handle. Mahogany wood scabbard has black painted top and bottom panels.  

 Weighing at 1.7 lbs with point of balance at 5”, this kris has an excellent balance. The relatively wide double blade is a bonus in combat in that it can cut downwards or upwards unlike a single sword.   

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