Straight bladed (dapor bener) kris with notched guard and carved wooden handle.;The wavy blades (dapor loq) are less common than the straight blades (dapor bener).;The kris is believed to have originated in Java, Indonesia in the 14th century by a Janggalo king named Inakto Pali. From Java it was then exported to other places in Asia (i.e., Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Borneo and the Philippines). Most importantly, the kris serves three purposes: an object of cult, a fighting weapon, and an execution devise.