Keris and Other Malay Weapons
By Gerald B. Gardner
A new edition of a classic on Malay weaponry and war, originally published in 1936 in an extremely limited printing now virtually impossible to find. In addition to his work in description and classification of all sorts of Malay weaponry, Gardner spent significant effort in discussions on the origin of the kris and its close association with occult beliefs among Malays, an interest of Gardner’s which was to have a huge effect on him, later in life.
Following his retirement from the British Civil Service in Malaya, not long after the original publication of this book, Gardner returned to the UK, where he focussed his interests on modern witchcraft, his writings and efforts eventually serving to revive the tradition. Garner is considered by many to be the ‘Father’ of the Wicca Movement.
Bangkok 2009, reprint from 1936
Size 150 x 230 mm
144 pages, 91 b & w plates of photos and drawings, illustrating several hundred weapons