Siraui Pisau

IN25 Siraui

Code IN25

The siraui is a rare small dagger (pisau) from Sumatra and serves both as a utility knife and as a hidden weapon for defense purposes. It is quite rare and typically not found outside Sumatra.

The knife is very sturdy, with the edge located on the outside (convex side) of the curved blade.  The siraui has a hilt of horn and the scabbard is horn and antler or bone.  This scabbard resembles one made for a Keris.

The siraui is associated with the Minangkabau people who reside in the highlands of western Sumatra, Indonesia. However, it is not certain that this is the origin of this siraui.

Edged Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago