Keris is weapons stab the group of daggers (pointed and sharp on both sides) with many cultural functions known in the western and central archipelago (Nusantara). The shape is distinctive and easily distinguishable from other sharp weapons because it is not symmetrical at the base of the widened, often winding, and many of them have prestige, which is seen bright metal fibers on the blade of the blade. Stabbing weapons that have similarities with keris are badik. Another stab weapon from the archipelago (Nusantara) is kerambit.
In the past the keris functioned as a weapon in warfare, as well as a complementary object. In today’s usage, keris is an accessory item (ageman) in dress, has a number of cultural symbols, or is a collection object that is valued in terms of aesthetics.
The use of the largest keris in the inhabitants of the area that has been affected by Majapahit, such as Java, Madura, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, the coast of Borneo, parts of Sulawesi, the Malay Peninsula, Southern Thailand, and the Southern Philippines (Mindanao). Mindanao’s keris is known as.