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Dagger (kris) and sheath

RCIN 62910

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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The finest kris have elaborately decorated scabbards. They are usually comprised of a long narrow section and a prominent wide upper part called a wrongka which is often made from a different and more costly wood. The sheath itself may be covered with an ornamental metal casing called a (pendok): in this case, it is made of gold decorated with scrolls and foliage. The hilt is in the form of a rakshasa, a demon in Hindu mythology.

It was presented by Sir W. Burrough on 1 November 1818.