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Type Halberd
Place of origin Indonesia
Service history
Used by Pencak Silat exponent
Length 1.5 m

Blade type Single edge
Hilt type Wood

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

The plane of the blade has a shallow groove running along it that allows 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).


  1. ^ Draeger, Donn F. (15 April 1992). Weapons & Fighting Arts of Indonesia. Tuttle Publishing. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-8048-1716-5. Retrieved 28 January 2013.