From which part you come from Parong Sari? Perak is not that small in Malysian context the last time I was there
There's no doubt that even in Indonesia those days (during Singhasari & Majapahit eras to be exact) that keris was indeed used as a weapon. Otherwise, the story of Mpu Gandring, Ken Arok & Tunggul Ametung is well....just a myth
And even your nick name, "Parong Sari" suggests that it's a dapor of keris from Tanah Jawa. Or maybe you are referring to the other keris used by Hang Tuah in the duel with Hang Jebat. Please take note that even that particular parong sari was made in Majapahit, though not as powerful as taming sari that also happened to be made in Majapahit.
You also might be surprised that the pride of fighting Malay Keris - the pandai saras was actually originated from Tanah Jawa.
Anyway, I am glad that you took the trouble to post in this forum - the more, the merrier.
p/s: ParongSari, what style of silat that you teach, if you dont mind letting us know. TQ.