Original Dutch East Indies Kris Dagger with Brass Overlay Scabbard Circa 1880
Original Item: Only One Available. A very characteristic Kris dagger from the island of JAVA in the east indies this is a remarkable weapon. Dating to the later Victorian era of about 1870-1890 this is a typical Java Island style Kris dagger with a 14.5" hand forged wavy blade of meteor iron. Much of the metal grain can be seen in the blade surface. Comes with the original carved wood hilt and beautiful wood scabbard the length of which has been overlaid in embossed brass making this a spectacular example of these very unusual daggers.
Colonized by the Dutch, the East Indies is made up of hundreds of Islands which today we know as Malaysia, Indonesia and Bali. Each island such as Java, Sumatra and Flores made slightly different style kris designs so today there is a large variety for the collectors to choose from.
This particular kris came from the island of Java and dates to the very late 18th century. The amazing blades, many with a wave pattern were sometimes created from meteor iron and forged much like Japanese swords.
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