Southeast Asian Krabi Blade

  • Swords And Knive
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Developed in 14th Century Southeast Asia, The Krabi was a Falx-type bladed, hand-held weapon, often used in pairs. A Krabi blade was around 2 to 3-feet long. The blade was typically thin in construction and single-edged. The blade had a slight curving at the upper body of the blade (which ended with a point). The reverse of the blade featured a serrated series of indentions (much like teeth). Blades were composed of a iron/steel composite. Handles were long (8 to 12-inches long. In practice, a stylized usage form (Kata), was used with regards to both blades (in a series of hacking and slicing motions). The Krabi was effective in removing an arm or leg – very fast!