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

Place of originIndonesia
Service history
Used byPencak Silat exponent
Length1.5 m

Blade typeSingle edge
Hilt typeWood

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).

See also


  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.

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