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The Arbir of Pencak Silat: (a)Spear-butted type, (b)spike-butted type
Type Halberd
Place of origin Indonesia
Service history
Used by Pencak Silat exponent
Length1.5 m

Blade  typeSingle edge
Hilt  typeWood

An Arbir is an Indonesian weapon, [1] a halberd, approximately five feet (1.5 m) long.

The staff has a shallow groove running along its length marking the plane of the blade, allowing the user to determine exactly where the cutting edge is at all times. The Arbir is one of three special weapons used by members of the Persatuan Pentjak Silat Selurah Indonesia (PPSI).

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  1. Draeger, Donn F. (1992). Weapons & Fighting Arts of Indonesia. Tuttle Publishing. p. 172. ISBN   978-0-8048-1716-5.