The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World

The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World

by Edward Frey, Frey


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No other weapon so characterizes the Malay world as the kris, an elongated dagger. Surrounded by a wealth of lore, it has always been an object of intense curiosity and interest to outsiders. In this account the author examines in turn the various aspects of the mystery and the legend, discusses its probable origins and salient features, provides a detailed exposition of the craftsmanship which goes into the kris's manufacture and, in this new edition, includes a chapter on its preservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195889062
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/01/1989
Series: Images of Asia Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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