COMMENT. Burung is one of the "bird" kris hilt styles, which is distributed mainly on the Malay Peninsula. The name of the style simply means "bird" in Indonesian. The hilts are designed as a stylized bird or bird-like creature with a long beak, which is usually curved down. Sometimes such hilts are mistakenly identified as pangulu or pekaka (tajong) hilts. Although they are really closely related, but the differences are obvious. Thanks to the long beak, which forms an almost right angle with the kris blade, the burung style hilts are very convenient for stabbing.
A burung style kris hilt