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kris (sword)
  • Philippines
  • kris (sword), late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • metal, horn, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 83 x 3 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3584

The sword has a wavy blade. The horn handle is in the shape of a pistol grip, curving down slightly. It is decorated with a feather pattern over the sides and underside. The top is decorated with an eagle and three flowers with leaves. It has a small knob at the end.