From his travels, the Elf writes:
"...a 'kris' is a kind of traditional knife they have in singapore, maybe here in malaysia too. just thought you'd like to know how your name is being used around the world. i'll be sure to report on any other findings i make..."
I'd seen some in the window of one of the antique shops in the Lanes. Am now thinking of insisting that everyone addresses me as 'Ceremonial Kris'.