Saturday, March 7, 2009


The kris or keris is a distinctive, asymmetrical dagger indigenous to Malaya. Historically, the Kris was originally used as a weapon for Malay self-defense and martial arts. In modern Malaysia, it now has become a royal sovereign symbol and prized works of art to be collected. The kris as a work of art, portrays the highest quality of workmanship. The kris is more than just a weapon. History speaks of the kris as an object of mystery, believed to possess spiritual power. It is said to have the ability to protect the owner from physical harm and misfortune. Traditionally, the kris was revered as the abode of a strength-giving spiritual guardian. If the kris was ill-treated or neglected, the protective spirit would 'abandon the blade' and leave the kris powerless.


BADIK is a short sword used by the Malay and it originates from Indonesia. It is characterized by its single edge blade with almost straight back and up-curving edge, and the pistol grip shape handle. The high quality of workmanship enable it to stand on it sharp edge.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Inscribed on the blade are the writing of the Holy Quran say "summum bukmum umyum fahum layar jiun".