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Sword

Native NameKris
Object Number:43-13-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Moro
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Mindanao
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Plant Fiber
Length: 73.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert Ehrman in memory of her father Major C. L. Beckurts, 1943

Description

Sword. Steel blade with straight, almost parallel edges; triple groove lengthwise of each face, ornamental near grip; slight engraved decoration; copper band behind death's head at one end of guard, the other end elaborately serrated. Wooden grip with engraved bands of silver (copper with silver wash) and with cord wrapping; end of hilt missing. Kris.

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