The Philippine islands are widely known for their wide variety of edged weapons. There are a wide variety of Kris sword styles to choose from, as each island, region, or clan has its favorite, with some placing more emphasis on cutting, while others prefer styles that are more conducive to thrusting.
The blades of the Cold Steels Kris are made of 1055 carbon steel with hard spring hardening. They are polished, satin, and fully sharpened. In profile, Kris blades feature a moderately wavy blade shape with three concave curves and a long, descending spearhead found on almost all Kris swords. This blade shape strikes a good balance between cutting power and thrust capacity. The base of the blades ends in traditional flanges decorated with "file cut", with the shorter one protecting the finger and the longer one protecting the thumb, wrist and lower forearm.
Classic straps emphasize strength and durability at the expense of fashion. Hand-carved from exotic Sal wood, they are wrapped with wire and embellished with a brass cushion. Each Kris comes with an equally sturdy and practical sheath.
- Kris Sword
- Blade material: High carbon steel
- Overall length: approx. 66 cm
- Blade length: approx. 52.4 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
- Cable length: approx. 13.7 cm
- Weight: approx. 700 g
- Cold Steel® Product No.: CS-SW-KRISSW